Calchas TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, iii. 3. 1, 18; iv. 1. 39, etc.; “She [Cressida]'s a fool to stay behind her father,” TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, i. 1. 79. “Calchas, according to Shakespeare's authority, The Destruction of Troy, was ‘a great learned bishop of Troy,’ who was sent by Priam to consult the oracle of Delphi concerning the event of the war which was threatened by Agamemnon. As soon as he had made ‘his oblations and demaunds for them of Troy, Apollo (says the book) aunswered unto him, saying: Calchas, Calchas, beware that thou returne not back again to Troy; but goe thou with Achylles unto the Greekes, and depart never from them, for the Greekes shall have victorie of the Troyans by the agreement of the gods.’ Hist. of the Destruction of Troy, translated by Caxton, 5th edit. 4to, 1617. This prudent bishop followed the advice of the oracle, and immediately joined the Greeks” (MALONE) .
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