The great plains are covered with edible grasses, divided into two classes, pasto duro (hard grass) and pasto blando, or tierno (soft grass) - the former tall, coarse, nutritious and suitable for horses and cattle, and the latter tender grasses and herbs, including clovers, suitable for sheep and cattle.
The pasto duro is largely composed of the genera Stipa and Melica.
Late Minoan art in its finest aspect is best illustrated by the animated ivory figures, wall paintings, and gesso duro reliefs at Cnossus, by the painted stucco designs at Hagia Triada, and the steatite vases found on the same site with zones in reliefs exhibiting life-like scenes of warriors, toreadors, gladiators, wrestlers and pugilists, and of a festal throng perhaps representing a kind of " harvest home."
4.-Marble Head Duro, Representing Male Fosso From Amorgos (Ash With Fleur-De-Lis Collar.
For the small Spanish share: Armada Espanola, by Captain Cesareo Fernandez Duro (Madrid, 1895-1901).