Chalcia or Chalce (Chalkeia, Chalkia, Chalke: Eth. Chalkites and Chalkaios,
Steph. s. v. Chalke: Chalki), a small island, distant 80 stadia from Telus and
400 from Carpathus, and about 800 from Astypalaea: it had a small town of the
same name, a temple of Apollo and a harbour (Strab. p. 488; Plin. v. 31). Thucydides
who mentions the island several times (viii. 41, 44, 55) calls it Chalce. Leon
and Diomedon, the Athenian commanders (B.C. 412) after their attack on Rhodes,
where the Peloponnesian ships were hauled up, retired to Chalce as a more convenient
place than Cos to watch the movements of the enemy's fleet from. Leake (Asia
Minor, p. 224) mentions an inscription found in Rhodes, which contains the
Ethnic name Chalcetes. The island was near the west coast of Rhodes, and probably
subject to Rhodes.
Chalke, or Chalcia (Chalkia). An island of the Carpathian Sea, near Rhodes.
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