Apicius (1st century BC)
Apicius was a Roman foodie. The extravagant luxury of his feasts and feasts became in the 90s of the 1st century BC. Surpassed by anyone in Rome. According to Poseidonios , Apicius had Publius Rutilius Rufus , a historian known for the simplicity of his tablet, exiled .
Apicius was evidently not a gentile name , but an epithet shared by two other Roman gourmets, namely Marcus Gavius Apicius and another Apicius of the 2nd century. It is not entirely clear whether this name was given the meaning "gourmet" through him or whether it had a corresponding meaning before. “Bald head” is conceivable as the meaning of the nickname (from apica “sheep that has no wool on its belly” and apiciosus “bald head”).
- Poseidonios , FGrH No. 87, fragment 27, quoted in Athenaios , Deipnosophistai 4.168d ( English translation )
- Tertullian , Apologeticum 3,6 ( English translation )
- Andres Dalby: Food in the ancient world from A to Z. Routledge, London & New York 2003, ISBN 0415232597 , p. 16.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Roman foodie|
|DATE OF BIRTH||2nd century BC BC or 1st century BC Chr.|
|DATE OF DEATH||1st century BC Chr.|