Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 1.61

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Aristotle said that people who are drunk on wine fall on their face, those who drank beer turn their eyes over on their head. For wine, on the one hand, gives a headache, but beer makes you stupid.

Background
Wine history is hangover history. Later in this passage, we learn about the Egyptian’s cure for an evening of debauchery: cabbage. Mmmmm . . . . cabbage.

Commentary
Beer-drunk vs. wine-drunk. I’m sensing an upcoming experiment. Who wants to give this a try and report back to BCS?

Author’s Note
Athenaeus (ca. 2nd-3rd c. CE)
Frasier at a party.

Aristotle (384-322 BCE)
Student of Plato. Teacher of Alexander the Great. Scientist.

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