mariners who chanced to be sailing from Delphi to Carthage. Under hisinstructions Theagenes abducted Chariclea, and joined Calasiris (IV.xvii-xviii), who put the pursuers on a false scent (IV. xix). The threesailed away together (V. i). The lovers agreed (IV. xviii) to remain virgintill their nuptials could be formally celebrated, and meanwhile gavethemselves out as brother and sister, and Calasiris as their father (V.xxvi).
)The captain of the Phoenician vessel became enamoured of Chariclea (V. xix), and both she and Calasiris deemed it best to feignconsent to the marriage, postponing it, however, till their arrival atMemphis (V. xx). The ship wintering at Zacynthus (V. xviii), our triolodged with Tyrrhenus a fisherman. Though so near Ithaca, theyneglected to pay their respects to Odysseus, whose offended shadeappeared in a vision (V. xxii) to threaten Calasiris. Trachinus, a pirate of the neighbourhood, desired both (14>) Chariclea and the richly ladenship, and confided to Tyrrhenus his plan of attack (V. xx). Tyrrhenuswarned his guests, who at once re-embarked (V. xxi-xxii). NeverthelessTrachinus overtook them, seized the vessel with its freight, and allowingthe Tyrian captain and his crew to depart in the boats, kept our trioprisoners (V. xxiv-xxvi). Upon his offering marriage to Chariclea, sheagain dissembled. A storm drove them to the Heracleotic mouth of theNile, where they landed, and Trachinus prepared for an immediatewedding (V. xxvii-xxix); whereupon Calasiris devised a stratagem. Hepersuaded Pelorus, Trachinus's lieutenant, that Chariclea loved him (V.xxx), and inflamed him with the sight of her in bridal array, so thatPelorus disputed with his captain the distribution of the booty, and, as thefirst to board the captured ship, claimed Chariclea for himself (V. xxxi).The feast turning into a fight, most of the pirates, including Trachinus,