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1 Fée remarks, that most of the unguents and perfumes of which Pliny here speaks would find but little favour at the present day.
2 This does not appear to be exactly the case, for in the twenty-third Book of the Iliad, 1. 186, we find "rose-scented" oil mentioned, indeed, Pliny himself alludes to it a little further on.
3 "Nidorem." This term was used in reference to the smell of burnt or roasted animal substances. It is not improbable that he alludes to the stench arising from the burnt sacrifices.
4 The "Thuya articulata." See c. 29 of the present Book.
5 "Serinium." See B. vii. c. 30.
6 The use of perfumes more probably originated in India, than among the Persians.
7 But of seeds or plants
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