0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Notable Notes |

Medicamina Faciei Femineae: Roman Skin Care

Faisal R. Ali, MA, MRCP; James Fox, MA, PhD; Alexander E. T. Finlayson, BMedSci, MRCP
JAMA Dermatol. 2013;149(5):591. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.350.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Extract

Written 2 millennia ago, Ovid's Medicamina Faciei Femineae (Cosmetics for the Female Face) provides a unique insight into Roman dermatological practices and attitudes toward beauty. Born in Sulmo (east of Rome) in 43 BC, Ovid trained as an orator before crafting his art as one of the canonical poets of Latin literature.

In this didactic elegy, Ovid frames instructions on how women should behave and care for their skin in elegiac couplets, the literary form typically associated with love poetry. In contrast to his then-peers, Ovid celebrates skin care and beautification, imploring women to take care of their body, not simply competing with their husbands for the ostentation of clothes.

Topics

skin care

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

220 Views
0 Citations
×

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Articles Related By Topic
Related Collections
PubMed Articles
Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();