For Roman Emperor Hadrian, a great admirer of Greece, the cult of Dionysus held such allure that he even participated in the Dionysia celebrations in Athens in 125 AD. Overall, the Romans, irresistibly drawn to the culture of Greek classical times, adopted many of its features, altering them to fit their own patterns. When it came to vine and wine, the Romans also adopted so many of the Greek winegrowing and winemaking practices that, to a great extent, it can be said that the origins of Roman wines can be traced to Greece.