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tosti . . . grani, ‘parched barleycorns.’ For the genitive R. § 524. Cf. Hom. Od.X. 234, “τυρόν τε καὶ ἄλφιτα καὶ μέλι χλωρὸν οἴνῳ Πραμνείῳ ἐκύκα”, ib. XX. 69, “τυρῷ καὶ μέλιτι γλυκερῷ καὶ ἡδέϊ οἴνῳ”. In Il.XI. 637 goat cheese is grated into Pramnian wine and meal sprinkled over. In V. 450 the mixture is simpler: lymphamque roganti dulce dedit, tosta quod texerat ante polenta. The thick drink thus compounded was called “κυκεών”, in Latin cinnus. It was probably to be preferred to the mixture of sulphuric acid, oatmeal and water, which in very hot weather is served out to shipwrights in the Royal dockyards.
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