Sergius Orata was the first to lay down oysters-bed in the Bay of Baiae, at the time of the orator Lucius Cassus, before the Marsian War. His reason was not gluttony but monetary greeds.[...]
Those of the Lucrine lake were farmed, or at least encouraged, and supplied the demand for fine seafood at the Roman holiday resort of Baiae. Pliny notes that the best were found to be Brundisian oysters transported across the Apennines (at what must have been a high cost) and fattened in the Lucrine lake.


  1. [Pliny (the Elder), Natural History]
    [Andrew Delby, Food in the ancient world from A to Z]


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