Ovid on cosmetics : Medicamina faciei femineae and related texts
- [Ovid] ; Marguerite Johnson.
- English, Latin. Texts in Latin with translations and commentary in English.
- London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016.
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xi, 171 pages)
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- IntroductionMedicamina Faciei Femineae: Latin text and translationCommentarySelected passages from Ars Amatoria and Amores: Latin text and translationCommentarySelect BibliographyIndex.
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The Medicamina Faciei Femineae is a didactic elegy which showcases an early example of Ovid's trademark combination of a moralistic, instructive form and trivial subject and meter. Exploring female beauty and cosmetics, with particular emphasis on the concept of `cultus', the poem also presents five practical recipes for cosmetic treatments used by Roman women. Covering both didactic parody and pharmacological reality, this deceptively complex poem possesses wit, vivacity and importance. The first full study devoted to this little-researched but multi-faceted poem, Ovid on Cosmetics includes an in-depth introduction which 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 literal and quality translation, and all Latin phrases are translated for the non-specialist reader. Detailed commentary notes elucidate the text and individual phrases still further.The volume also contains related passages with translations and commentaries from Ovid's Ars Amatoria 3.101-250, on dress, appearance and make-up, and Amores 1.114, on hair dye and resulting baldness.Ovid on Cosmetics presents and explicates this witty, subversive yet significant poem, as well as contextualises its importance for gender and sexuality studies, women's life in antiquity, eroticism, aesthetics and social attitudes to women and beauty in Ancient Rome.
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- Included Work
- Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D. De medicamine faciei.
- Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D. De medicamine faciei. English.
- Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D. Ars amatoria. Selections.
- Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D. Ars amatoria. Selections. English.
- Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D. Amores. Selections.
- Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D. Amores. Selections. English.
- Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D. > Criticism and interpretation.
- Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D.
- Cosmetics > Poetry > Early works to 1800.
- Didactic poetry, Latin > Translations into English.
- LITERARY CRITICISM > Ancient & Classical.
- HISTORY > Ancient > General.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE > Gender Studies.
- POETRY > Ancient, Classical & Medieval.
- Didactic poetry, Latin.
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- 9781472506740 (electronic bk.)
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- 1472507495 (electronic publication)
- 9781472514424 (hardcover)
- 1472514424 (hardcover)
- 9781472506573 (paperback)
- 147250657X (paperback)