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The Roman author Rutillius Taurus Aemilianus Palladius (Palladii Rutilii Tauri) lived in the 4th or 5th century, but little is known about his life. He practiced agriculture and owned goods in Italy and up Sardinia, Palladius wrote the 15-volume work " De re rustica “(About agriculture). The works of Varro (116-27 BC), Pliny the elder (AD 23-79) and especially from Columella (1st half of the 1st century). The first book is a general introduction to agriculture, the last two contain instructions about veterinary medicine and grafting. The remaining twelve books describe the necessary agricultural work, one volume for each month. It covers almost all crops, with the Rebstock is treated most extensively. Among other things, he also describes the production of honey wine Mulsum, Palladius work was of great importance from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. It is owned by Albertus Magnus (1200-1280), as well as the wine authors Petrus de Crescentiis (1230-1320) and Johann quickly (1540-1612) cited. See also under Ancient grape varieties and Ancient wines,

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