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date: 30 September 2020

wine (Greek and Roman) 

The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

The grape vine grows naturally in the hills between the 10° C and 20° C annual isotherms (roughly between 30° and 50° N). By the earliest historical period wine had already become a fundamental part of classical culture. This is not simply the result of ecological determinism; viticulture represented an important cultural and social choice. Contemporaries were aware that the considerable geographical expansion of vine‐growing which happened throughout classical history (in the Black (... ...

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