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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 ran agriculture and owned goods in Italy and up Sardinia, Palladius wrote the 15-volume work " De re rustica "(About Agriculture). The sources are the works of Varro (116-27 BC), Pliny the Elder (23-79 AD) and especially of Columella (1st half 1st century) used. The first book is a general introduction to agriculture, the last two include instructions on veterinary medicine and grafting. The remaining twelve books describe the necessary agricultural work, a volume for each month. In it, almost all crops are treated, the Rebstock is treated in the most detail. Among other things, he also describes the production of honey wine Mulsum, Palladius' work had great significance beyond the Middle Ages until the Renaissance. He is by Albertus Magnus (1200-1280), as well as the wine authors Petrus de Crescentiis (1230-1320) and Johann quickly (1540-1612). See also below Antique grape varieties and Ancient wines,

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