Here is the bill of fare offered at a Saturnalian feast, or convivum, as described by Macrobius in 63 BC. The phrase "from soup to nuts" that describes a full-course dinner in Enlish translates as ab ovo usque ad mala in Latin: from egg through to apples.

Ab Ovo Usque ad Mala

Higgledy-Piggledy
Saturn's convivium
--Soup-to-nuts banqueting--
Featured it all;
"Egg through to apples" was
Re_Coquinara-like
Menu of dishes that
Filled up the hall.


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