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Dayton DUI Attorney Charles Rowland > Posts tagged "Dionysus"

Drink Like Dionysus

If 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...

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Ohio’s Love of Alcohol: Pre-Civil War

Approximately 150,000 years ago Austalopithecus Man discovered that life was just a little bit more livable when he sucked on some of the fruit that lay rotting and fermenting in the hot, pre-history sun.[1]  By 12,000 BC, the Sumerians agree to live in close proximity for the purpose of pooling resources, growing crops and telling the first mother-in-law jokes.[2]  This started what we call civilization. "The search for unpolluted drinking water is as old as civilization itself. As soon as there were mass human settlements, waterborne diseases like dysentery became a crucial population bottleneck. For much of human history, the...

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Xenia DUI Salutes Philopotes & Dionysus

Xenia, Ohio is named after the Greek word for "hospitality."  Besides the name for Greene County's seat of government, we owe a great debt to Greek culture and ideals.If 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...

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