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  • Then list what kind of mulsum they like, or whether they don't have any. "

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  • During a Roman dinner of substance, a guest might expect first to be served some hors d'oeuvres, then a honeyed wine -- a mulsum.

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  • The mulsum boy should never be rushed, crushed or otherwise offended.

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  • I would have growled a stern response but inevitably, now that we were packing up, the mulsum boy arrived.

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  • Gains and I at once grabbed the tablet and started to set our official labour records against the numbers who were actually here on site according to the mulsum round.

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  • To troops, stuck at the back end of nowhere, marching a long road through a dense forest or trapped in some windswept frontier fort, even sour wine seems welcome whilst in an emperor's Triumph, when the army returns home to Rome in splendour, they are awarded real mulsum.

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  • There I found Gaius, working on a batch of invoices and sipping mulsum.

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  • "It wasn't in the medical hut," protested the mulsum boy.

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  • The mulsum boy did a dramatic show of clutching his side, staggering, then falling by stages to the ground.

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  • I introduced Alia to Iggidunus and told them I had decided it was time that the mulsum round was reappraised.

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  • "mulsum (a sweet wine sauce)"

    --Kate Colquhoun, Taste: The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking (NY: Bloomsbury, 2007), 19

    Another note can be found on caroenum.

    January 6, 2017