The story of wine tells me that gender roles were very strict and unjust. For example, no women were allowed at symposium drinking parties, which can show how men thought that women were not at the same intellectual level as them. At a symposium everyone was equal… except that this equality was limited: only male landowners were allowed to participate, no women, poor, or slaves! This type of hierarchy was seen in politics as well, no women, poor or slaves were allowed to vote. These gender and social roles had been around for quite some time since the beliefs of Plato which were that there must be some form of hierarchy for a civilization to survive. Wine created a social class in ancient Greece in a way since citizens who were able to afford more expensive and extravagant wine were considered superior and more popular than those who couldn’t even afford to drink the elegant and delicate drink. Gender roles have persisted in Greece, however they have improved to what we have today.The symposium and wine-drinking relates to the development of ancient Greece because Wine was considered a very civilized drink, and one of higher class and intellectual men. When the Greek gathered at Symposiums, which were formal drinking parties were intellectual topics such as philosophy were discussed, this intellectual atmosphere free from women, poor, and slaves (who were considered subordinate) and were they drank wine instead of the barbarians who drank beer, made them feel as if they were intellectually and socially superior and more important. These symposiums were a place where all land male landowners could come together under one roof and discuss philosophers and drink expensive and sophisticated wine. This ritual made them feel very sophisticated and intellectual. Wine-drinking and the type of wine that was drunk had a great relation to the development of the self image of ancient Greece because many elite class citizens drank expensive and sophisticated wine which made them feel superior and this created a very sophisticated image for ancient Greece, since they were drinking fancy wine and discussing profound truths, while in other parts of the world people were drinking beer and getting drunk.In Christianity wine was the blood of Jesus Christ, which made wine so important to Christians. Wine played a huge role in the Bible, since it was very important when Jesus Christ transformed water into wine. A while after the Romans took over Greece, Northern Germanic tribes attacked the Roman Empire and made it significantly smaller in size. However instead of the culture of wine disappearing from Rome, it flourished thanks to its importance in the Bible and Christianity. However wine’s effect on Islam is very different than that on Christianity. In Islam, the prophet and founder of Islam Muhammad called alcohol an abomination and prohibited any muslims to drink any alcohol at all, including wine. It caused Islam to outlaw alcohol since it caused intoxication. However, it was later believed that alcohol was not outlawed, but instead to be consumed in only small quantities and very responsibly.