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The Rules Of Drinking

Michael Fontaine | History Today | 3rd July 2020

Drinking games were codified in 1536 by rector Vincent Obsopoeus in a three-part Latin poem, The Art of Drinking, “ostensibly an effort to halt this poisonous new culture.” But in fact “Obsopoeus tells us how to win drinking games, citing extensive personal experience.” His secret? “Th…

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