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The Resource Ovid on cosmetics : Medicamina faciei femineae and related texts, [Ovid] ; Marguerite Johnson

Ovid on cosmetics : Medicamina faciei femineae and related texts, [Ovid] ; Marguerite Johnson

Label
Ovid on cosmetics : Medicamina faciei femineae and related texts
Title
Ovid on cosmetics
Title remainder
Medicamina faciei femineae and related texts
Statement of responsibility
[Ovid] ; Marguerite Johnson
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
"The Medicamina Faciei Femineae is a didactic elegy that showcases an early example of Ovid's trademark combination of poetic instruction and trivial subject matter. Exploring female beauty and cosmeceuticals, with particular emphasis on the concept of cultus, the poem presents five practical recipes for treatments for Roman women. Covering both didactic parody and pharmacological reality, this deceptively complex poem possesses wit and vivacity and provides an important insight into Roman social mores and day-to-day activities. The first full study in English devoted to this little-researched but multi-faceted poem, Ovid on Cosmetics includes an introduction that situates the poem within its literary heritage of didactic and elegiac poetry, its place in Ovid's oeuvre and its relevance to social values, personal aesthetics and attitudes to female beauty in Roman society. The Latin text is presented on parallel pages alongside a new translation, and all Latin words and phrases are translated for the non-specialist reader. Detailed commentary notes elucidate the text and individual phrases still further. Ovid on Cosmetics presents and explicates this witty, subversive yet significant poem. Its attention to the technicalities of cosmeceuticals and cosmetics, including detailed analyses of individual ingredients and the effects of specific creams and makeup, make this work a significant contribution to the beauty industry in antiquity"--
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DLC
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43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D
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Ovid
Dewey number
871/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6519.D4
LC item number
O95 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1965-
  • 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D
  • 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D
  • 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D
  • 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D
  • 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D
  • 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D
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  • Johnson, Marguerite
  • Ovid
  • Ovid
  • Ovid
  • Ovid
  • Ovid
  • Ovid
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  • Ovid
  • Cosmetics
  • Didactic poetry, Latin
  • Ovid
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Cosmetics
  • Didactic poetry, Latin
Label
Ovid on cosmetics : Medicamina faciei femineae and related texts, [Ovid] ; Marguerite Johnson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
919068046
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 171 pages
Isbn
9781472514424
Lccn
2015018895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)919068046
Label
Ovid on cosmetics : Medicamina faciei femineae and related texts, [Ovid] ; Marguerite Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
919068046
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 171 pages
Isbn
9781472514424
Lccn
2015018895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)919068046

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