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  • He also writes of a Roman gourmand, Marcus Gavius Apicius, who devised a method of stuffing geese with dried figs.

    The Foie Gras Wars

  • Verres, it seems, indeed denied Gavius his rights as a citizen, but no one can unravel the rights and wrongs of Ciceros other charges.

    The Spartacus War

  • Was Gavius one of the free men from the fieldsthat is, a poor but free personwho joined the rebellion?

    The Spartacus War

  • The merchants who later traded with Spartacuss army might fit this category; the same is true of one Publius Gavius, a southern Italian who, although a Roman citizen, was convicted of spying for Spartacus in Sicily.

    The Spartacus War

  • The man in question was Publius Gavius, who came from either the city of Compsa modern Conza in Lucania or Consentia in Bruttium.

    The Spartacus War

  • We can only guess at the answer or at the possibility that Gavius was innocent.

    The Spartacus War

  • He had stayed in Puteoli and tracked down two more witnesses: the Roman knight, Gaius Numitorius, who had witnessed the crucifixion of Gavius in Messana; and a friend of his, a merchant named Marcus Annius, who had been in Syracuse when the Roman banker Herennius had been judicially murdered.

    Imperium

  • And what payment could ever recompense the families and friends of Gavius and Herennius and the other innocents he had murdered?

    Imperium

  • Then he ordered a cross set up overlooking the straits to Regium, so that the prisoner could gaze upon Italy as he died, and had Gavius stripped naked and publicly flogged before us all.

    Imperium

  • Well, the Gavius who had drunk with his father and the Gavius who had given Sulla no mean education aroused feelings in him he did not mind owning; but Stichus was very different.

    The First Man in Rome

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