Apicius. By a curious coincidence three Roman gourmands claim this name. The first lived in the days of Sylla, the second under Augustus and Tiberius, the third under Trajan. The second (M. Glabrius) is the most celebrated. Having spent about a million on good living, and finding he had only £80,000 left, he committed suicide rather than face moderate fare. The treatise De Re Culinaria, bearing the name of Coelius Apicius, may be the work of the last of the three.