Tomorrow, September 21, is the Feast of Saint Vergilius, also known as Vergil or Virgil. If you studied Ancient Latin, you are probably familiar with his works. The Invisible Basilica of Sabazius tells us: “A poet of Rome under the Emperor Augustus, Vergil was the author of two collections of scholarly, beautiful, and prophetic poems, the Eclogues and the Georgics; but was most famous for the great epic, The Aeneid, an account of the wanderings of the Trojan prince Aeneas after the Trojan War. Vergil was born in Northern Italy, grew up on his father’s farm, and was educated at Cremona, Milan, Rome and Naples.”
In honor of Saint Vergilius, we recommend you try these Six Ancient Roman Recipes. These are all tasty, but the Libum is particularly delicious! The NOVA website also offers some Roman recipes you may enjoy.
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