This chapter takes a single well-documented example of a faulty nostos. It concentrates on the famous Homeric seer Kalchas who ended up buried at Ionian Kolophon and explains its Hellenistic manifestation in terms of Roman encroachment on the Greek East.
CitationMac Sweeney, N, Failed nostoi and foundations: Kalchas at Kolophon, 'The Returning Hero: nostoi and Traditions of Mediterranean Settlement', Oxford University Press
Author affiliation/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of Archaeology and Ancient History/Core Staff
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Published inThe Returning Hero: nostoi and Traditions of Mediterranean Settlement
PublisherOxford University Press
EditorsSimon Hornblower and Giulia Biffis