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Caecubum

Famous wine (Germanized Caecuber) from Roman antiquity. The white wine came from the coast south of Rome in the region Campania, According to the custom at that time, the vines were raised on trees (poplars). Of Pliny the older (23-79) he was quality before Falernian (which is otherwise considered the best of that time) and the Surrentinum ranked. The Greek doctor Galen (129-199) described the caecubum as "sinewy and stunning" (strong). The swampy cultivation area at that time was largely destroyed in the middle of the first century by the construction of a canal between the Bay of Naples and the Tiber, which was planned but never completed under Emperor Nero (37-68), and the wine lost its importance. The Greek Athenäos (lived around AD 200) wrote "that the caecubum was no longer in demand" . Today there is a red wine called Cecubo (from the variety abbuoto with the synonym Cecubo), which has nothing in common with the Ceacubum except the similarity of names. See also under Ancient wines,

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