Wine was a quintessential part of life for members of ancient Roman society. There are countless references to wine in historical texts and archaeology regularly unearths evidence for viticulture throughout the Mediterranean. Yet, certain questions are necessary to consider:
In this lecture, Associate Professor Scott Gallimore will explore these questions and more in evaluating ancient Rome’s obsession with wine.
Review the lecture transcript.
Earliest Evidence for Wine found in Georgia [via National Geographic]
Traditional Wine-Making in Georgia [via UNESCO]
The Oldest Bottle of Wine in the World [via YouTube]
Scott Gallimore is an associate professor in the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is a Roman archaeologist who has worked on numerous archaeological projects in different parts of Greece. In 2017, he was Laurier's recipient of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance Award for Excellence in Teaching.
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