This intriguing picnic caught my eye, in particular the honey-water soaked barley bread.

“… straight to Pluto’s palace. But don’t forget to take with you two pieces of barley bread soaked in honey water, one in each hand, and two coins in your mouth…”


Source: trans. by Robrt Graves, quoted in Patrick Leigh Fermor, Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese (New York: New York Review of Books, 2006 (1958)), p. 152

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