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Headword: *xalubw/nios oi)=nos
Adler number: chi,61
Translated headword: Chalybonian wine
Vetting Status: high
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Greek Original:
*xalubw/nios oi)=nos.
Unconnected, it seems, with chi 60 (q.v.).
Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 1.28D (1.51 Kaibel): 'the Persian king used to drink only Chalybonian wine, which Posidonius says is also grown at Damascus in Syria, since the Persians had introduced viticulture there'. (Also mentioned by Strabo, Plutarch, and others.)
The two sites implied here may be reflected in the two locations noted in the Barrington Atlas: a city called Chalybon (present-day Halbun) near Damascus (Map 69 grid D2) and an area called Chalybonitis much further north (Map 67 grid F4).
Keywords: agriculture; botany; food; geography; history
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 April 2003@08:01:05.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (set status) on 11 September 2003@12:16:26.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 15 September 2003@02:59:55.
David Whitehead (augmented note, at the suggestion of Nicholas Fincher) on 19 September 2004@07:43:04.
David Whitehead (introductory note) on 3 June 2007@08:16:41.
David Whitehead on 7 November 2013@07:05:18.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 15 January 2015@00:20:36.


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