Apicius, Caelius
(477 words)

Fictitious name for the author of the Latin cookbook, De re coquinaria, which was probably compiled in the 4th/5th cent. AD. The work has only been widely attributed to Apicius since the Humanistic period.


The work provides instructions for the preparation of simple and more sophisticated dishes. Apici excerpta a Vinidario viro inlustri is the title of a short, related compendium ascribed to t…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Apicius, Caelius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0021>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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