Nicolaus Perottus in the Cornucopia (p. 200, 26 in the Aldine
Edition of 1513): Cosmus too was a superb perfumer, and ointments are
called Cosmian after him. The same writer (Juvenal 8, 86) says, “and let him
be plunged deep in a bronze vase of Cosmus.” Petronius, “
Bring us, he said, an alabaster box of Cosmus ointment.
Petronius Arbiter. Petronius. Michael Heseltine. London. William Heinemann. 1913.
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