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Calchas

(kăl`kăs), in Greek legend, seer whose prophecies aided the Greeks in the Trojan WarTrojan War,
in Greek mythology, war between the Greeks and the people of Troy. The strife began after the Trojan prince Paris abducted Helen, wife of Menelaus of Sparta. When Menelaus demanded her return, the Trojans refused.
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. In medieval romances, he is the father of Cressida.

Calchas

dies from grief on encountering even wiser soothsayer. [Gk. Myth.: LLEI, I: 325]

Calchas

declares that Iphigenia must be sacrificed to appease Artemis and ensure the Greeks’ safe passage to Troy. [Gk. Myth.: Hamilton, 261]
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In response to Diomedes's questions about Cressida, Calchas says: "She comes to you" (5.
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:
One of the contestants is Calchas, who was the chief prophet accompanying the Greek forces attacking Troy--he is credited by Homer with discerning the cause of the plague in their camp and with foretelling the length of the war, among other things.
Ignoring repeated use of epithets, and using combinations, Paris is depicted as a godlike ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), woman-mad ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) seducer, Hephaestus as the skilled ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) and resourceful ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) god, and Calchas as the prudent ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) prophet.
Calchas - the subject of Richard Woodman's book, Blue Funnel Voyage East - is returning from the Far East, after unloading at Liverpool and Glasgow.
Esto nos permite ver que los modelos de autoridad que pueblan el universo de los anuncios comerciales son analogos a los personajes del universo mitico: ellos forman una serie ascendente que comienza con el sabio confidente que ensena a la heroina el secreto de un mejor cafe (un Ulises o Nestor) y lleva, via el experto iniciado (el farmaceutico, el tendero, el medico, o la figura paterna de mal genio-correspondiente a un Tiresias, un Calchas, o la sacerdotisa del oraculo de Delfos) al dominio de las grandes estrellas de cine y personalidades del mundo del deporte que incluso son mas miticas en su naturaleza, puesto que son los verdaderos modelos de emulacion de la sociedad, la encarnacion de sus ideales de exito y de buena vida, e inmensamente ricos y poderosos.
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.
Calchas 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.
Finally Calchas the seer announces that the goddess Artemis has been offended and demands recompense: the public sacrifice of Iphigenia, daughter of the fleet's commander, Agamemnon.
Upon hearing Calchas pronounce the oracle that calls for the blood of (an) Iphigenie, "Je demeurai sans voix, et n'en repris 1'usage, / Que par mille sanglots qui se firent passage" (1 .