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[538c] Nestor's concubine, gives the wounded Machaon a posset? His words are something like this: “Of Pramneian wine it was, and therein she grated cheese of goat's milk with a grater of bronze; and thereby an onion as a relish for drink.
Hom. Il. 11.639-401 Is it for the doctor's or the rhapsode's art to discern aright whether Homer speaks correctly here or not?

For the doctor's.

Well now, when Homer says:

1 The quotation, as Plato indicates, is not accurate. Machaon was the son of Asclepius and physician to the Greeks at Troy. Nothing is known of “Pramneian wine,” except that it was “thick and nutritious” (Athen. 1.10b).

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