Calydon


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Cal·y·don

 (kăl′ĭ-dŏn′, -dən)
An ancient city of west-central Greece north of the Gulf of Patras. According to legend, the Calydonian boar, a gigantic beast sent by Artemis to devastate the city, was slain by Meleager, the son of the king of Calydon.

Cal′y·do′ni·an (-dō′nē-ən, -dōn′yən) adj. & n.

Cal•y•don

(ˈkæl ɪˌdɒn)

n.
an ancient city in W Greece, in Aetolia.
Cal`y•do′ni•an (-ˈdoʊ ni ən, -ˈdoʊn yən) adj.
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From his fierce eyes there shone forth portentous fire: and once in high Calydon he slew the destroying beast, the fierce wild boar with gleaming tusks.
64), while he was fighting with the Curetes for pleasant Calydon.
Five years later he put forth 'Atalanta in Calydon,' a tragedy not only drawn from Greek heroic legend, but composed in the ancient Greek manner, with long dialogs and choruses.
Thoas, son of Andraemon, commanded the Aetolians, who dwelt in Pleuron, Olenus, Pylene, Chalcis by the sea, and rocky Calydon, for the great king Oeneus had now no sons living, and was himself dead, as was also golden-haired Meleager, who had been set over the Aetolians to be their king.
35) References to these poems are drawn from Algernon Charles Swinburne, Poems and Ballads & Atalanta in Calydon, ed.
Using as a research source Pierre Grimal's Dictionary of Greek and Roman mythology, we have found a number of 95 characters, of which we mention Antigone, Deianira, Heracles, Narcissus, Hylonome the Centaur, Niobe, Sappho, Jocasta, Melicertes (Palemon), Dido, Euphrates, Euridyce, Ajax, Ino (Leucothea), Cyone, Anticlea, Calydon, Melos, Phaedra, Thisbe, Parthenope, Althaea, Amata, Aura, Byblis--to mention just some of the names which are rather more popular resorted to the supreme gesture of ending their life in a free and consenting manner, either by hanging (most cases), or by tossing themselves into a void, a river or into the sea, by fire or sword.
After his exile from Calydon, Tydeus arrives at Argos dressed portentously with the hide of the boar, Tydea per latos umeros ambire laborant/ exuviae, Calydonis honos ('the spoil, the Calydonian reward, struggles to enclose Tydeus along his broad shoulders').
He refers to Swinburne's Atalanta in Calydon as 'moribund' and Shelley's The Cenci as 'horrendous', even though he knows they remain canonical and Wilde thought them the two greatest dramas of the century; nevertheless, we need look no farther than some of Wilde's other dramatic works, such as The Florentine Tragedy, The Duchess of Padua and the Salomesque dramatic fragment La Sainte Courtisane, to see his own frequent indulgence in such archaism.
between life inside the boundary of the city of Calydon and the hills
In retaliation, she unleashed the monster on the fertile fields of Calydon, "an ornament to Greece," terrorizing adjacent communities and wreaking havoc with local agriculture.
But except when it was in a play deliberately modeled on a Greek tragedy-Atlanta in Calydon, of course-where he seems to have thought that the intolerable hendecasyllables of the dialogue and narrative made his typical anapests in the choruses into classical meters, he did not deliberately mix his meters.
Thaumasia between Solis Lacus and Tithonius Lacus that includes the 'canal', Calydon, and also Phoenicus Lacus.