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Topic 1

What major change caused the hunter/gatherers to abandon their nomadic lifestyle? How did it eventually lead to the development of beer? Why was the life-shelf of grain important to this development? (Part 1)

Topic 2

Where does the modern ritual of clinking glasses in a toast originate from? Describe the signs that beer was an important element of the Egyptian and Mesopotamian societies. How did both cultures view drunkenness? (Part 1)

Topic 3

What three factors made the production of wine possible? How was wine associated with intellectuals in Greece? What were symposia and what took place at them? (Part 2)

Topic 4

Why was wine considered a drink of the elite and why did wine connoisseurs look down on beer drinkers? Why did the Greeks believe that wine “exposed” the truth and what evidence exists that supports their views? (Part 2)

Topic 5

Why were slaves not allowed to convert to Christianity...

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