Grumio is Caecilius' slave and wine taster, who utilizes gargantuan ladles to spoon peacocks into bowls. Grumio, like Hercules, entered the Roman pantheon following the events of the story, becoming revered as the patron of disobedience, the culinary arts, and male beauty.

Seen by the omnipotent 12 Olympians as a force of righteousness and essence of sexual desires for modern youth as well as too much of an obstacle for no nut November, he transcended Grumio into heaven and promoted him to a god. Grumio resides deep in the heart of all individuals (Latin-speaking or not) and his desirable complexion transcends the clouded perception of mortal beings.

Grumio is often inebriated, as evidenced by the books' choice to include an entire story dedicated to his running away from a picture of a lion. Grumio's parents are not mentioned in the books but are implied to also be slaves. Grumio is commonly regarded as the most loved character in the Cambridge Latin Course because he has a girlfriend who ends up being stolen by Clemens. We can’t win it all, it’s okay, buddy and Metella is to blame. Grumio maintains a cultlike status among fans and is almost unanimously considered the best human character in the series, losing the overarching title of best character to the dog Cerberus however.


In Stage 2, When Metella creepily strides into the kitchen, she stares at Grumio as he cooks the meal for much too long to be comfortable for him, he is preparing delectable juicy peacocks. Grumio is heavily anxious that the food will be unsatisfactory for Metella[1], but she was already considering dumping Caecilius for Grumio.

In Stage 4, the painter Celer has painted a picture of Hercules and a lion. When a drunk Grumio enters the room, he believes this lion to be real and flees it to Clemens.

In Stage 5, it is revealed that Grumio is Poppaea's boyfriend all along. Metella's relevance receded faster than Grumio's hairline. However, her fury seeps through the book and our hearts as she cruelly disregards the beautiful Poppea repeatedly. Metella vs Poppea shook the heavens and the earth and flooded continents. Grumio resolved the colossal war by delivering peacocks for dinner over and over again. Metella lost the siege and returned to the horto where she belongs.

In Stage 6, Grumio and Clemens were attacked by a dog that wasn't Cerberus. He was afraid of the dog. Quintus hit that dog that attacked both slaves. the master Caecilius goes out to search for a new slave and found a hot lady by the name of Melissa. Caecilius took his chance but Melissa barely cared. When the two returned home, Clemens, the first slave, also took his shirt off. When they entered the atrium, the dog was interested too. Melissa took no interest in these mortal creatures but one look at Grumio and the heat was on. Metella was so insanely mad she exited the horto again. Grumio took to resolve the second fight over him immediately, Rome's peacock supply decreased by 76%. Italy's stock market rose by 83%.

In Stage 7, A friend visits his master, Caecilius in the house. He and Clemens were standing in the main hall. They also had appeared through the front door. He blames Melissa in the kitchen. Metella enters the kitchen and asks why he is furious. Clemens also blames Melissa. Metella tells Melissa that she praises her. Not blames her.

In Stage 9, Grumio is preparing the food good in the kitchen. He prepares the food around Quintus.

In Stage 11, Grumio tells supporters of Afer that he is a Roman citizen named Lucius Spurius Pomponianus so that he can acquire some of the candidate's bribe money. The name approximately translates to, "Lucius the fake Pompeiian." Clemens, who shares his master's favoritism of Afer's rival, Holonicus, calls this plan out as deceptive; nevertheless, Clemens becomes incorporated into Grumio's alibi as a slave to Pomponianus. Upon walking to the forum, Grumio is met by an agent of Afer's. Grumio states his fake name and receives money and a club. When the armed supporters of Afer and Holonicus meet in the forum, Clemens attempts to warn Grumio, but Grumio is looking at a group of women. When a fight finally breaks out, Grumio is caught by two of Holonicus's supporters, who rob him. In an ironic twist, Grumio is left with no money, while Clemens presents ten denarii given to him by Caecilius as a reward for his diligence. Clemens also heartlessly steals Poppaea away from Grumio, saying that Poppaea was "expecting [him]."[2]

External materials related to Stage 11 of questionable canonicity imply that Grumio died in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, but his death is not explicitly shown. The most widely accepted theory vindicates that Grumio ascended into the Greco-Roman pantheon and took his place among the gods following the events of the stories. It is implied that he is killed slowly after Clemens knocked him down.

Grumio War Cry- In the name of the 12 Olympians Edit





  1. “North American Cambridge Latin Course, Unit 1.” North American Cambridge Latin Course, Unit 1, by University Of Cambridge School Classics Project, Cambridge University Press, 2016, pp. 18–19.
  2. “North American Cambridge Latin Course, Unit 1.” North American Cambridge Latin Course, Unit 1, by University Of Cambridge School Classics Project, Cambridge University Press, 2016, pp. 153–155.
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