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Lomentum
(133 words)

[German version]

[1] Cosmetic

Cosmetic ( Cosmetics) created from bean flour (Plin. HN 18,117), used by Roman women to cover up and reduce wrinkles (Mart. 3,42; 14,60), with the addition of sun-dried, crushed snails (Plin. HN 30,127), lomentum rendered the skin soft and white. It further served as a remedy for ulcers, burns or tumours (Plin. HN 20,127; 22,141).

[German version]

[2] Two types of blue pigment

Two types of blue pigment gained from ‘sky blue’ (caeruleum, cf. [1]) (Plin. HN 33,16…

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Hurschmann, Rolf (Hamburg), “Lomentum”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e709660>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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