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An ancient city of southeast Greece on the western coast of Euboea. It was a prosperous trading center after the eighth century bc, establishing outposts in Italy, Syria, Sicily, and mainland Greece.


(Placename) 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


(ˈkæl sɪs, -kɪs)

a city on Euboea, in SE Greece. 44,867.
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Noun1.Chalcis - type genus of the Chalcididae
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Chalcidae, Chalcididae, family Chalcidae, family Chalcididae - an arthropod family including: chalcidflies
chalcis fly - a variety of chalcid fly
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30) Lines 101-102 probably refer to the Chalkidian League rather than the city of Chalkis.
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These are the women of Chalkis, a traveling party of 12 young girls who have come across the waters to Aulis to marvel at the legendary warriors and the great ships of the Greek fleet.