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(Greek mythology) a region on the Black Sea to the south of the Caucasus that was the site of an ancient country where (according to Greek mythology) Jason sought the Golden Fleece

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49) Josephus, however, raises the specter of piracy--a perpetual maritime phenomenon like death and taxes--naming the Heniochi, Colchians, Tauri, Bosporans and the peoples around Lake Maeotis.
131-137, presumably employed it to inspect Roman military installations along the Colchian coast between Trapezus and Dioscurias/Sebastopolis in c.
Now to haughty Aeetes and all the Colchians had Medea's love been revealed and her deeds discovered.
In the Argonautica, the Colchians are rallied on the shore, and they, like Homer's Greeks, will swarm forth in great numbers in order to right the wrong to, or of, a woman.
Medea's enemy and former pupil, the bitter and jealous Agadema, ruthlessly criticized the behaviour of her fellow Colchians for constructing a mythology of their homeland that has nothing to do with the reality of their past.
104--5, where Herodotus claims, wrongly, that the Colchians at the south-east corner of the Black Sea are related to the Egyptians: he says that he has been to Colchis, and he cites statements from six different peoples in support of his mistaken opinion.
99) Valerius articulates the same sentiment in the Argonautica: when the Argonauts face the prospect of a battle against the Colchians, they protest to Jason that they have no desire to be exposed to danger on behalf of a foreign woman (8.
Apollonius had Jason kill Absyrtus through Medea's treachery; in the earlier version, Medea herself murders her brother and scatters the butchered remains over the sea in order to delay the pursuing Colchians, who have to gather the pieces for burial.
While they were entertained by the Phaeacians, Queen Arete secretly arranged the marriage of Jason and Medea, and King Alcinous protected the Argonauts from pursuing Colchians.
Increase your speed, Colchians, if you have any grief or anger over this deed.