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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.


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


  • 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.


  • 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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