Calchus. King of Daunia in southeastern Italy. He wished to gain Circe‘s love at the time when she felt a passion for Odysseus, who was then with her. Circe set before him a table covered with food full of magical drugs and, having eaten of them, Calchus was stricken mad, whereupon she drove him into the pig-sty, as it was her custom. After some time, however, the Daunian army landed in Circe‘s island and, yielding to force, she released him from the enchantment, although making him promise never to return [Parth.12.1-3].
An ally of Aeneas in Italy who led a contingent one thousand strong [Vir.Aen.10.166].
A seer and ally of Aeneas in Italy. He was a master at divining from the entrails of sacrificed beasts [Vir.Aen.10.175]
Son of Poseidon and Nymph 12 Tarentine. After him the river and city in southern Italy are called [Pau.10.10.8].