[kal-sis; Greek khahl-kees]
- a city on Euboea, in SE Greece.
Also called Khalkís.
- a Greek island in the W Aegean Sea. 1586 sq. mi. (4110 sq. km). Capital: Chalcis.
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According to Servius he also translated the poems of Euphorion of Chalcis.The Student's Companion to Latin Authors
He retreated into the wilderness of Chalcis, where he remained five years.A History of Roman Literature
Harold North Fowler
There also is Chalcis, mentioned by the poet474 in the Ætolian Catalogue.
Lastly, there is the famous story of the contest in song at Chalcis.
And so, as the story goes, the two went to Chalcis and met by chance.
- a city on the island of Euboea in SE Greece, at the narrowest point of the Euripus strait: important since the 7th century bc, founding many colonies in ancient times. Pop (municipality): 55 264 (2001)Modern Greek name: Khalkís Medieval English name: Negropont
- an island in the W Aegean Sea: the largest island after Crete of the Greek archipelago; linked with the mainland by a bridge across the Euripus channel. Capital: Chalcis. Pop: 198 130 (2001). Area: 3908 sq km (1509 sq miles)Modern Greek name: Évvoia Former English name: Negropont