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The Roman poet Publius Ovidius Naso (43 BC to 8 AD), who came from a wealthy aristocratic family, studied rhetoric in Rome and Athens and took up a position in the civil service after extensive journeys, but soon gave it up in favor of poetry. In the last year of his life he was exiled to the Black Sea by Emperor Augustus (63 BC to 14 AD) and, despite many requests for mercy, was never allowed to return to Rome. In his work "Amores", in which a connoisseur is portrayed, he describes the quality of some antique wines, That of the Scythians (Iranian ethnic group who immigrated to the Balkans) does not get away well, he describes it as so strong "that you need an ax to cut it" .

In addition to other important Roman poets such as Horace and Virgil he also wrote many poetic verses about wine. He always sings about the reciprocal effects of the wine, especially with regard to the amount. He described the correct dosage as a positive aphrodisiac in his work “Ars amatoria” (love art) as follows: “It is God Bacchus not who calls me, his poet? He helps lovers. Even the flames lead their fire. If you are happily lying to the side of the beautiful with a happy feast, ask the gods that the wine does not confuse your senses. Powerful drunkenness disturbs, it harms and disgusts. However, a tiny little bit of mockery, more mimed than drunk, will help you to play. ” See also under the key words Satyricon and drinking culture as well as sayings of famous people under Quotes,

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