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Drink Like Dionysus

Drink Like Dionysus

dionysusIf you could wander around the Aegean coast around 700 B.C. you would find an abundance of alcohol; wine specifically.  The libation was a mainstay of Hellenistic society and it was used to honor the gods, as currency, as medicine, as a thirst-quencher (and to get drunk).  In fact, using alcohol was considered a civic duty in Athens.  At great gatherings and feasts officials, known as oinoptai made sure that the wine was distributed fairly.  By showing the citizens that government could be trusted with something as important as wine, the Greeks ushered in demokratia or “people power” and entered a classical age marked by an unparalleled creativity unmatched in the history of mankind.  According to epic poet Panyasis: “Wine is like fire, an aid and sweet relief, Wards off all ills and comforts every grief,  Wine can of every feast the joys enhance,  It kindles soft desire, it leads the dance.”

The word philopotes means “lover of the drinking session” and is used to distinguish the children of the god Dionysus from those lowly “water drinkers” who lacked passion and were believed to give off a terrible odor.  As our modern philopte Frank Sinatra pronounced whenever a waiter brought him water… “Get that stuff outta here, you could drown in that stuff.”

Attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio.  He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself Dayton’s choice for drunk driving defense. Contact Charles Rowland by phone at (937) 318-1384 or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). If you need assistance after hours, call the 24/7 DUI Hotline at (937) 776-2671.  You can have DaytonDUI at your fingertips by downloading the DaytonDUI Android App or have DaytonDUI sent directly to your mobile device by texting DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500.  Follow DaytonDUI on Facebook, @DaytonDUI on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pheed and Pintrest or get RSS of the Ohio DUI blog.  You can email CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324.  “All I do is DUI defense.”

 Find information on Underage Drinking Law and other city-specific info at the following links:

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Charles Rowland

charlie@daytondui.com

Charles M. Rowland II has been representing the accused drunk driver for over 20 years. Contact him at (937) 318-1384 if you find yourself facing a DUI (now called OVI) charge.

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