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unguent

, unguentum (ung'gwent) [L. unguentum, ointment] Ointment.

unguentum

pl. unguenta [L.] ointment.
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because of his good looks, and that the unguentum, used as a skin-soap, inflamed the women of Lesbos with passion for him.
The introduction of Phaon's unguentum Veneris into the invitation to Fabullus produces two rhetorical effects: (1) enticing Fabullus to the otherwise scanty fare at Catullus' party with the promise of sensory delights, and (2) complimenting his puella on her own irresistible charm, sophistication, and allure--her venustas.
Thomson, for citing this suggested Servius-parallel to Catullus' unguentum Veneris in his splendid and long-awaited new commentary: Catullus.