). A composition of wax, with different references:
A plaster, with wax as the principal ingredient (Hippocr. 397, 48); or, like κερίον
, an ulcer exuding wax-like matter (Val.
A mixture of oil, wax, and earth, with which athletes under the Roman Empire rubbed
themselves before wrestling (Mart. iv. 19Mart., vii. 32
; Plin. H. N. xxxv.
; Plut. ii. 638d
. To keep the hair
free from this compound, a cap was worn. (See Juv. iii. 68, with Mayor's note.)
The place where the ceroma
was most used; hence, the wrestling-ring