In Vino Veritas: A Symposium On Wine And The Influence Of Bacchus From Classical Antiquity Through The Eighteenth Century

By the time of Pliny the Elder, in vino veritas (“in wine, truth”) had already attained the status of aphorism, having made its earliest appearance in the writings of the Greek poet Alcaeus. Beyond the reaches of the Greco-Roman world, wine has also had a long history. Its fortunes may be traced around the globe through the medieval and early modern periods when trade in wine increasingly linked diverse cultures, the social uses and symbolic associations of wine proliferated, and Bacchus made his appearance on numerous stages, in images, and in…

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