Cleopatra VII Queen of Egypt from 51 to 30 B.C.; her legendary charm and beauty attracted the favours of Julius Caesar and then of Antony; and PoppeaThe Roman Empress, wife of the Emperor Nero (ca. 65 AD), both owned herds of hundreds of donkeys and took daily donkey milk baths
Donkey's milk was also used as remedy (Among the Greeks) and considered luxury drink (To the Romans).
Hippocrates (Greek physician 460-377 B.C.) recommended it for all kinds of ailments (poisoning, poisoning, joint pain, wound healing).
Buffon (French Naturalist from 1749 to 1804) points out in his Histoire Naturelle: "Donkey's milk is a proven and scientific remedy for certain ills".
Donkey's milk has also replaced breast milk in the 19th and 20th centuries. The infants sucked directly from the donkeys' udders.
The Elegantes of that time paid dearly for this precious beverage