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The details from the question align with those found in the report by Roman water commissioner (and former general) Sextus Iulius Frontinus, De Aquis, ca. 100 AD. Here are the relevant sections from the second volume of the publication, taken from the English translation by Charles E. Bennett in the Loeb edition of 1925 as found online at LacusCurtius: [105]...


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Short Answer Garum production and consumption declined because increasing instability in the late Western Empire disrupted production and trade (and not just of garum). Further, a key ingredient - salt - became too expensive and pirates undermined the trade routes. Note also that garum was far from the only thing that declined or disappeared along with the ...


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Alas, this dish is extinct now. I don't know when & why garum disappeared. But I do know it is widely used, be it in a different part of the world. Garum is highly popular in Asia. It's widely used a.o. in Thailand, where it is made and sold as pla ra (ปลาร้า). The Vietnamese like it too, as do other Asian cultures. Yes, it still stinks to the skies. If ...


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Since I wrote my thesis about Roman Calendars and Time Reckoning, this is a very pleasant question to answer. Centuries Reckoning Romans used Saeculi Naturale, Civile and Religiosi. Saeculum means an indeterminate long period, but also a generation. They used Saeculi Naturale often, to divide society in "generations", not only families as today. ...


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