Herbert does not translate all the wordplay of the French, but there are some satisfying jokes, such as this exchange between Helen and the prophet Calchas
on Helen's divine parentage and whether her future with Paris is fated:
Now Hesiod revises the myth as follows, making Calchas
propound to Mopsus this question: "I am amazed .
Finally, in Act III, Achilles's son Pyrrhus argues with Agamemnon over the necessity of the sacrifice of Polyxena to appease Achilles' shade, with the seer Calchas
resolving the dispute by declaring "Le sang d'Astyanax ne suffit pas encore" (l.
Kapera, Marta 2001 "Traitor Calchas
in Chaucer's and Shakespeare's version of the Troilus-Criseyde/Cressida story", in: Wladyslaw Witalisz (ed.
says the child-protecting goddess Artemis, angered at the coming slaughter of Troy's children, retards the inevitable progress of the Greeks toward their Trojan conquest until the Greek leader serves up his own child as a sacrifice.
Troilus, the Trojan King Priam's youngest son, is distracted by an obsessive passion for Cressida, the daughter of Trojan priest Calchas
who has defected to the Greeks.
Spectacular sets included a life-size stag impaled on a pole (Play Three), a gigantic fallen marble head on which Cassandra perches at the start of Play Seven and a towering structure representing the temple at Delphi atop of which sits Calchas
the soothsayer -- until the wrath of the gods brings it crashing down (Play Nine).
4) I have suggested elsewhere that Joseph actually altered the story to show how Calchas
betrayed Troy in order to make his own prophecies come true.
The biggest danger is Calchas
because he is unexposed, but he is hardly thrown in on his handicap debut off 100.
She has lost Calchas
, and is drawn to seek the protection of the chief pillar of Trojan chivalry.
He should outpoint useful Calchas
and Linden Heights.
interprets the plague as issuing from the wronged Apollo, while later in the same assembly (1.