Greek Wine In The Odyssey

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To drink wine like an elite Greek, you would drink it at a symposium, which was a private drinking party. At these parties, you would make sure to mix your drink with water in some ratio, as to keep from being considered barbaric. The importance of these ancient parties comes from the topics that they discussed, such as wit, poetry, and rhetoric. These parties allowed the Greeks to feel superior towards their enemies, such as the Persians circa 400 BCE and allowed these people to answer their questions through discussion with the most advanced thinkers of the time. To Philosophers like Plato wine was seen as a drink to loosen someone's lips and get them to so you that their true personality, as shown in Homer’s epic The Odyssey in a scene involving
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