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

Among other major Roman poets such as Horace and Virgil He also wrote many poetic verses about the wine. He sings again and again the change effects of the wine, especially in terms of quantity. In his work "Ars amatoria" (Love Art), he described the correct dosage as a positive aphrodisiac in the following way: "It is God Bacchus not who calls me, his poet? He is standing by lovers. Even the flames he leads her fire. If you lie blissfully on the side of the beautiful ones, please ask the gods that the wine does not confuse your senses. Powerful drunkenness disturbs, it harms and disgusts. But a tiny swip, more mimicked than drunk, will help you to play. " See also the keywords Satyricon and drinking culture as well as sayings of famous persons under Quotes,

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