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The Roman general Lucius Licinius Lucullus (117-57 BC) was praetor, administrator of the province of North Africa and consul. In the third Mithridatic war he was commander from 74 to 72 BC. Chr and was then replaced by Pompejus (106-48 BC). From this campaign he took cherry trees from Asia Minor to Rome, thereby introducing this fruit, which was previously unknown in Europe. Its lavish and luxurious banquets with exquisite and unusual wines and dishes prepared by eight cooks (epicurean meal), in which scholars, philosophers and artists took part, have become proverbial. Lucullus particularly appreciated the Savoy wine. He is considered the patron saint of gourmands (not gourmets = gourmets, but eaters). See also under Satyricon,

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