The Byzantine scholar and royal advisor Psellos, or rather: Μιχαήλ Ψελλός, probably lived in Constantinople, now Istanbul, from 1018 to 1078. In addition to several clever »Essays«, which would certainly make him wonder about today's word, he wrote this »Eulogy on Wine«.

Professor Klaus Nickau, Göttingen, has transcribed the little text—at the suggestion of Antje Boijens—for our series of 16. We have taken over the footnotes that our colleagues from the Italian edition have put in, which were brought to my attention by my colleague Monika Lustig from Edition Converso , as backfill for our reading.—Many thanks to all four of them.

Jámas! Cheers!