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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2020 9:04 p.m. PST

"We've been led to think that ancient Romans were mainly vegetarian and that when the legions came into contact with the northern European barbarians they had trouble stomaching the meat-rich food.

" The tradition about the legions being near vegetarian in camp is very believable for the early Republican era. Scurvy references are reliable, I believe. By the latter half of the 2nd century B.C., the whole Roman world had opened up and almost all aspects of Roman life, including diet, had changed from the 'old days.' My only real point is that Josephus and Tacitus could not accurately chronicle the early or middle Republican diet. Cato is the only source that comes close, and he is at the very end of the era (and a cabbage freak to boot).​"…"
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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2020 12:19 p.m. PST

By memory … lentils were their main meal….


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Major Bloodnok18 Oct 2020 2:16 a.m. PST

Wasn't it cheese, corn and bacon all cooked together to save time?

wmyers18 Oct 2020 9:20 a.m. PST

Add some eggs and it sounds like a pretty awesome breakfast!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2020 3:33 p.m. PST

Ha!Ha!….

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