Apicius, Marcus Gabius

Apicius, Marcus Gabius (əpĭshˈəs) [key], 1st cent., Roman gourmet. He squandered most of his large fortune on feasts and then, anticipating a need to economize, committed suicide. The cookbook called Apicius probably dates from a century later.

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