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Wine
(4,434 words)

(οἶνος/oînos; Lat. vinum).

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I.Egypt and Ancient Near East

Archeological finds (excavations, pictorial representations in tombs) as well as Egyptian and Roman texts contain a plethora of information about the growing, production and use of wine in Egypt from the Early Period to the Ptolemaic-Roman Period. Wine (Egyptian jrp; Coptic ērp; Old-Nubian orpj/ē; cf. in Sappho 51 ἔρπις/érpis [9. 46], probably an old foreign cult word [7. 1169]) was grown primarily in Lower Egyp…

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Renger, Johannes (Berlin), Ruffing, Kai (Münster) and Gutsfeld, Andreas (Münster), “Wine”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 23 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12209570>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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