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When we were rich. The wine economy of Baetulo

When we were rich. The wine economy of Baetulo

This activity will allow us to know the fundamental link between wine and the Roman city of Baetulo (Badalona).

We know that wine was an essential element in the social relations and customs of the Romans as well as in religious rituals. In cities like Baetulo, however, viticulture and wine were much more than that: they were an essential economic engine that transformed the city.

In this webinar, we will talk about the origins of wine in Catalonia, its assimilation in the Iberian world – we have documented its consumption in the Iberian site of Turó d’en Boscà, in Badalona. We will also talk about the wine landscape of the past, the planting of vineyards, about where wine was produced and pressed – in Roman villages the harvest was a major activity -, the fermentation, the packaging, the trade and the wine consumption in the city. And above all we will talk about the most important period of the wine economy in the ancient Baetulo, which coincides with a period of growth and wealth for the city, in the time of Emperor Augustus, with the rise of wealthy houses and, according to the archaeological findings of recent years, with the arrival of wine produced in our city to the confines of the Empire.


Educació primària, secundària obligatòria i postobligatòria, i públic general.

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1 hour.

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