Calchas


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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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As various characters enter Achilles's tent, Diomedes, then Ulysses and Troilus, and finally Thersites slip away to go to another part of the Greek camp to Calchas's tent, the setting of 5.2.
(45) There are three instances from the Iliad, all using the same formulaic language, where gods liken themselves to humans in voice and build: Poseidon assimilating to Calchas at 13.45 ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), Athena to Phoenix at 17.555 ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), and Athena to Deiphobus at 22.227 ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]).
(31) The fact that the sacrifice occurred in response to an oracle communicated from Artemis through the seer Calchas should not be adduced as an a priori justification for human sacrifice.
In our 2014 performances Iphigenia's words, 'I must goo from you unto such a place, from whence I shall never come again', recalled those who had been sent off by powerful military and spiritual leaders like Agamemnon, Menelaus, Ulysses, and Calchas, to die in the interests of national supremacy or religious fundamentalism.
(15) Therefore, in the opening of the Troilus and Criseyde Troy's irreversible doom has been pronounced in Calchas's prophecy:
He cannot injure any intelligent public man because no intelligent public man would trust him except to use him." See "Calchas" in Daily News, 2 Feb.
He says, for example, that Agamemnon's sacrifice of his daughter Iphigenia was wrong; Agamemnon should not have listened to the priest Calchas. But this very episode connects morality and mortality, for it is Iphigenia's death that introduces the whole notion that there is a right and wrong in religious belief itself.
Higbie mentions the exception of Calchas and Teiresias who are supposedly never given patronymics.
For Calchas said nothing and gave no indication to the men though he saw his comrades dying for the sake of a cloud, nor did Helenus.
Berry, a senior British stage and radio comic, as the prophet Calchas. After a very strong opening (commercially and critically), both Herbert and Cochran were pleased: Herbert would later call it "My greatest financial success in the theatre" (A.
(Hayward, 1948) Psoralis degener (Plotz, 1882) X Vacerra caniola (Herrich-Schaffer, 1869) Pyrginae Achlyodes pallida (Felder, 1869) X Astraptes chiriquensis (Staudinger, 1876) X Chioides catillus (Cramer, 1779) X X X Cogia calchas (Herrich-Schaffer, 1869) X Eracon paulinus (Stoll, 1782) X Heliopetes arsalte (Linnaeus, 1758) X X Mylon lassia (Hewiston, 1868) Noctuana noctua (C.
Paris/Alexander had a doom like Oedipus and also destroyed his city; Aphrodite has a key role in each process, complementing that of "the dark singer, the Sphinx" 391-2 whose counterpart is doubled in Calchas and Cassandra.