The tipsy hero

Στο διάβασα πρόσφατα για ένα εξαιρετικό άρθρο που έγραψε ο Alexander Nazaryan για την στάση των αρχαίων Ελλήνων στο θέμα του αλκοόλ.  Ολόκληρο το άρθρο του Nazaryan είναι διαθέσιμο εδώ.  Αναδημοσιεύω ένα μικρό απόσπασμα παρακάτω.

The Greeks taught us plenty about philosophy, government and art. And we can learn from their drinking, too. They loved wine, yet knew that its consumption must be carefully controlled. The fermented grape was an exalted, mysterious object: the notion of “needing” to get drunk, of using alcohol to deaden the difficulties of being alive, would have seemed like the perversion of a passion enjoyed by gods and mortals alike.


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