Long-time Campus Mawrtius blogger Dennis is involved in what seems to be a rather silly dispute with Zazzle and/or Volvo over the above phrase being put on t-shirts:
In the ancient times, honey was not only used for culinary purposes but also for embalming the dead and in some accounts, honey was used instead of gold to pay taxes. For Queen Cleopatra, honey was a vital supplement to preserve her beauty. She used it for facials as well as in bathing where honey acted as a very effective moisturizer.
Source? Is there some ancient collection of Cleopatra’s beauty secrets? Most claims seem to fall into that category, despite questions about Cleo’s beauty in reality …
Archaeology Magazine is hosting, natch:
Online Course: The Heroic and the Anti-Heroic in Classical Greek Civilization … by Gregory Nagy: