By Ioanna Karystiani
Linos has been granted a five-day furlough from criminal the place he's serving a existence sentence for homicide. His mom has determined to take him to Delphi. a number of days spent in that magical position, she thinks, may well distract him from his lousy destiny. She additionally hopes that this short time jointly may be an opportunity for them to fix what has turn into a broken dating. as a consequence, she has a tricky revelation to percentage together with her son: ten years past, it was once she who led the police to him; she is liable for his arrest and imprisonment.
Over the process 5 days, as mom and son wander the awesome ruins of Delphi, issues referring to Linos's formative years which were buried for many years resurface. this can be a go back to the origins of Greek tragedy, a narrative approximately guilt and innocence, in regards to the monsters that lurk even in way of life, and concerning the advanced and engaging dating among moms and their sons.
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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.