Grumio is Caecilius' cook and wine taster who utilizes a huge ladle to spoon peacocks into bowls.
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.
In Stage 2, When Metella creepily strides into the kitchen, she watches Grumio as he cooks the meal, an elaborate peacock dish. Grumio is worried that the food will be unsatisfactory, but Metella praises Grumio upon tasting the food.
In Stage 5, it is revealed that Grumio is Poppaea's boyfriend. Metella vs Poppaea; Who will it be?
In Stage 7, Grumio gets angry at Melissa for using all the food in the kitchen.
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]."
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.
Hail Grumio Edit
not gonna lie grumio lookin mad fuckin cute in pic 2 😍
Grumio est deus! Deus vult!
WHERE IS GRUMIO Edit
WE NEED TO INITIATE A NATION-WIDE SEARCH FOR GRUMIO. AT THE END OF CLC BOOK 1 HE WENT MISSING WITH NO TRACE. WE NEED TO GO TO POMPEII AND SEARCH FOR HIM AS HE IS IMMORTAL. ALL HAIL THE GOD GRUMIO
- ↑ “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.
- ↑ “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.
- ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_sense