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Oinotria

The first Greeks were already around 1,000 BC. To Italy and founded numerous colonies on the island Sicily, as well as on the Tyrrhenian and Ionian coasts of today's two Italian regions Calabria and Campania, The then living here Etruscan Residents already operated cultivated viticulture. The Greeks gave the area around the Gulf of Naples (Campania) the name "Oinotria", which is derived from "oinotron" (vine pile). Literally translated, it means "land of vine-raised vines," which the Greeks used to describe this new rebar-pulling technique. According to other sources, Onotria means "wine country", which can be interpreted by the words "oinos" (wine) and "tria" (belonging to) as "belonging to the wine". After another interpretation, the hero who conquered this stretch of coast for the Greeks, "Enotrio" should have called. The Latinized term "Enotria" was later used as a name for all of Italy. The Romans then rebuilt the area Pompeii to the center of the wine trade. See also below Ancient wines,

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