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1 In c. 6 of this Book.
2 The Chian held the first rank, the Thasian the second.
3 From Arvisium, or Ariusium, a hilly district in the centre of the island. The wine of Chios still retains its ancient celebrity.
4 It was remarkable for its sweetness, and aromatics were sometimes mixed with it. Homer calls it harmless. Lesbos still produces choice wines.
5 Near Smyrna. Probably similar to the Pramnian wine, mentioned in c. 6.
6 See B. v. c. 30. This wine is mentioned again in the next page; it is generally thought, that he is wrong in making the Tmolites and the Mesogites distinct wines, for they are supposed to have been identical.
7 If drunk by itself, and not as a flavouring for other wines.
8 Bacchus had a temple there.
9 The wines of Cyprus are the most choice of all the Grecian wines at the present day.
10 In Lycia.
11 In Syria. Wine is no longer made there, but the grapes are excellent, and are dried for raisins.
12 Now Beyrout. It does not seem that wine is made there now. The Mahometan religion may have tended to the extinction of many of these wines.
13 At the village of Sour, on the site of ancient Tyre, the grape is only cultivated for raisins.
14 See also c. 22: probably introduced from Thasos.
15 The "smoky" grape.
16 The "pitchy" grape.
17 A strong wine, Hardouin thinks, from whence its name-"strong enough to subdue a horse."
18 From the small island of Mystus, near Cephallenia.
19 So called from the vine the name of which was "canthareus."
20 Made, as already stated, from the juice that flowed spontaneously from the grapes. See also p. 250.
21 Or the "burnt up" country, a volcanic district of Mysia, which still
retains its ancient fame for its wine. Virgil alludes to this wine in
Georg. iv. 1. 380:—
—Cape Mæonii carchesia Bacchi.
22 Perhaps from Petra in Arabia: though Fée suggests Petra in the Balearic Islands.
23 See B. iv. c. 22. In the island of Myconos in the Archipelago an excellent wine is still grown.
24 From Mount Mesogis, which divides the tributaries of the Cayster from those of the Meander. It is generally considered the same as the Tmolites.
25 Must or grape-juice boiled down to one half.
26 See B. v. c. 29.
27 "Mulsum," or honied wine, was of two kinds; honey mixed with wine, and honey mixed with must or grape-juice.
28 From its Greek name, it would seem to mean" of first quality."
29 So called from a place in Eubœa, the modern Negropont. See. B. iv. c. 20. Negropont produces good wines at the present day.
30 The locality is unknown.
31 From Leucadia, or Leucate; see B. iv. c. 2; the vine was very abundant there.
32 From Ambracia. See B. iv. c 2.
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