This page cannot be viewed in frames

Go to page

If you have found a spelling error, please, notify us by selecting that text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

Cleopatra tried to cure Caesar’s baldness

This post is also available in: Polish (polski)

Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar

Cleopatra tried to heal baldness of Julius Caesar. The famous Roman physician Galen (2nd century CE) claimed that Cleopatra recommended a paste of burned mice, rags, horse’s teeth for this condition; bear fat; deer marrow and reed stalks. The ingredients were to be used in equal proportions, mixed with honey and rubbed on the head.

As it turned out, however, Caesar’s baldness remained. Caesar lamented his baldness, so out of all the honours the senate granted him, he most willingly accepted the right to permanently crown his head with a laurel wreath.

  • Suetonius, Julius Caesar, 45

IMPERIUM ROMANUM needs your support!

If you like the content that I collect on the website and that I share on social media channels I will be grateful for the support. Even the smallest amounts will allow me to pay for further corrections, improvements on the site and pay the server.



Find out more!

Check your curiosity and learn something new about the ancient world of the Romans. By clicking on the link below, you will be redirected to a random entry.

Random curiosity

Random curiosity

Discover secrets of ancient Rome!

If you want to be up to date with newest articles on website and discoveries from the world of ancient Rome, subscribe to the newsletter, which is sent each Saturday.

Subscribe to newsletter!

Subscribe to newsletter

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: