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Why Did We Used to Water Down Wine?

How the Romans and Ancient Greeks distinguished themselves from the barbarian ‘other’

Wine has a long and storied history being one of the oldest and most popular drinks in the world, in 4th place after water, tea, and coffee, just ahead of beer. Wine features prominently in all three Abrahamic faiths, but it was no less important to the Ancient…




Exploring History is a publication about history. Instead of focusing on any particular time period of history, we explore anything about the past that helps our readers understand the world they live in today. We pay special attention to historiographical rigor and balance.

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