Typically, a macellum sold food and other goods catered to the tastes of the upper classes, and it acquired a reputation of being quite expensive. From Wordnik.com. [Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Macellum Report 2] Reference
A wall painting in the macellum, the market hall off the main Roman forum in Pompeii, depicts a woman traditionally described as an artist holding a palette against a background of fantasy architecture. From Wordnik.com. [California Literary Review] Reference
One victim's name Metzler has origins in German (Middle Rhineland), as an occupational name for a butcher, Middle High German metzeler, from Latin macellarius "dealer in meat," from macellum "stall (at a market)," "meat market.". From Wordnik.com. [Twilight Language] Reference
S. Noflin 'porticum apud macellum hac deorfum?. From Wordnik.com. [Publii Terentii Afri Comoediae sex novissime recognitae cum selecta varietate lectionum et ...] Reference
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