WINE was the most popular manufactured drink in the ancient Mediterranean. With a rich mythology, everyday consumption, and important role in rituals wine would spread via the colonization process to regions all around the Mediterranean coastal areas and beyond.
The Greeks institutionalised wine-drinking in their famous symposia drinking parties, and the Romans turned viticulture into a hugely successful business, so much so, that many of the ancient wine-producing territories still enjoy some of the highest reputations in the modern wine industry.
📷 Relief from the northern side of the entrance to the Arch of Titus depicting Titus in triumph. #archoftitus #northernside #titus #triumph #entrance #ancienthistory #ancientrome #romanempire #eternalcity #historyinpictures #history #historyofrome #rome #italy #travel #relief
Behind me is an ancient theatre from the Julius Caesar and Augustus period, completed in 13BC. I had the chance to listen to some of the great classics in an open air theatre. Felt so spoiled. Highlights included Clare de la lune and Flight of the bumblebee. My mind feels so clear.