APICIUS, the name of three celebrated Roman epicures.
Gavius Apicius, who lived under Tiberius, is the most famous (Seneca, Consol.
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.
My favorite cookbook, Apicius, is a 1,500-year-old collection of recipes from ancient Rome.