Seasonings may be said to form an important item in the practice and results of cookery. The first, and most useful and natural, is salt. The ancients did not allow, Cheap Giuseppe Zanotti, at one time, of its use in sacrifices; but Homer called it " divine," and Plutarch speaks of it as acceptable to the gods. Its value was not known to men until the Phoenicians, Selech and Misor,—so, a<t least, says an ancient legend,—taught mankind the real worth of this production as a condiment, Giuseppe Zanotti Shoes, and thereby gave to meat increased flavour, and to the eaters of it increased health and improved digestions. The Roman soldiers received their pay in solarium, or " salt-money. The Mexican rulers punished rebellious pro¬vinces by interdicting the use of salt; and Holland, Giuseppe Zanotti Sale, some years since, cruelly took vengeance on the breakers of the law, by serving them with food, without salt, during the term of their imprisonment. The poor wretches were almost devoured by worms, Giuseppe Zanotti Outlet,in consequence of this inhuman proceeding. Of course, the salt-money of the soldiery was, like the pin-money of a married lady, employed in other ways than those warranted by its appellation. For above three centu¬ries, soldiers served gratis, Heel Less Shoes, and supported themselves. Then came " salt-money," or solarium, in the shape of a couple of oboli daily to the foot, and a drachma to the cavalry. This was to the common men. The Tribunes were, how¬ever, exorbitantly paid, if Juvenals allusion may be trusted, wherein he says that," alter eitttn. quantum in legione Tribuni Accipiunt, donat Calvince vel Catiena;" or, as it may be translated,— " Such sums as a full Colonels coffers swell, He flings to Lola, or to Laura Bell!"But this must have been in very late times, Giuseppe Zanotti Flats, previous to which frugality, modesty, and indifferent pay were ever the Tribunes share of the national virtues and their con¬sequences, lauded by Livy. The first Caesar doubled the salarium of the army, and decreed that it should never be reduced. His successors followed the example of increase. Augustus fixed the salt-money at ten asses a day, and by the time of Domitian it was considerably more than double that amount. From that period, the soldiery fed better, and fought worse, Giuseppe Zanotti Wedges, than ever. Up to the time of the Empire they had been frugal livers, and were not above preparing the rations of corn allowed them with their own hands: some ground it in hand-mills, others pounded it between stones, and the hastily-baked cakes were eaten contentedly upon the turf, with nothing better to wash them down than pure water, or, at best, posca, which was water mixed with vinegar,—and a very whole¬some beverage, too, in hot weather.