By Margaret Jull Costa, Ramon Maria del Valle-Inclan
Autumn and iciness Sonatas completes the cycle started with Spring and summer season Sonatas while the Marquis of Bradomin used to be on the peak of his powers. The scene has shifted, even if, from verdant Italy and steamy Mexico to wet Galicia and to wintry Navarre and the courtroom of the pretender Carlos in the course of the ultimate Carlist conflict. Valle-Inclan's final Sonatas are decadent in each feel of the be aware. He interweaves loss of life, intercourse and faith - Bradomin seducing the pious, protesting Concha whilst she is demise and, later, casually making an blameless convent student fall in love with him, a tender lady who could good be his personal daughter - yet this Bradomin is now white-haired and apprehensive that his sexual powers might be waning. the realm he inhabits and the ideals he claims to embody also are falling away.
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The route would have been easier for ships heading westward, however, due to trade winds and currents, especially those leaving Egypt and the Levant (see below). 93 Markoe 2000, 173, based on ﬁnds of eastern Mediterranean imports; Sherratt and Sherratt 1993, 367. 12. Erickson 2005, 625–6 discusses a similar geographic signiﬁcance of Crete for Phoenician traders, and proposes that Cretans took the opportunity to sell local products to these merchants. 95 Hom. Od. 415–16; Papadopoulos and Smithson 2002, 182, but dismissed by Reger 2004, 775.
125 Renfrew 1975, 19. 126 Although useful, this analysis should not be pressed too far. 128 Moreover, the relationship between the Cyclades and Athens during the fourth century may pose similar problems for this ‘centralplace’ concept, since Athens was unable to achieve the same level of lasting political hegemony. 129 CYCLADIC POPULATION ESTIMATES Most modern estimates of the population of Aegean islands in antiquity have been relatively low. 130 This gives such totals as 3,200 for Amorgos, 19,200 for Andros, and 21,330 for Naxos.
Mor. 185c; Freeman 1963, 213–20; Sheedy 2006, 41–2; Constantakopoulou 2007, 104–6. 136 Tournefort 1718, 135. 137 Tournefort 1718, 272–3 refers to it as ‘the best-manured of any in the Archipelago’; Sheedy 2006, 74. 138 Tournefort 1718, 158, described as ‘well-cultivated’. 139 Tournefort 1718, 167 and 171. 140 Bent 1885, 428; Standford and Finopoulos 1984, 102–3 for Charlemont; Brun 1998, 659–61 on the variations in traveller’s reports of the region throughout history, echoed by Sheedy 2006, 35.