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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 168 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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APICIUS, the name of three celebrated Roman epicures. The second of these, M. Gavius Apiciue, who lived under Tiberius, is the most famous (Seneca, Consol. ad Helviam, ro). He in-vented various cakes and sauces, and is said to have written on cookery. The extant De Re Coquinaria (ed. Schuch, 1874), a collection of receipts, ascribed to one Caelius Apicius, is founded on Greek originals, and belongs to the 3rd century A.D. It is probable that the. real title was Caelii Apicius, Apicius being the name of the work (cp. Taciti Agricola), and De Re Coquinaria a sub-title.
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