Colchis


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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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33-48), who maintains that Valerius' destructive version of the Argo has implications of fratricidal and civil strife relevant to the representation of civil war at Colchis in the second half of the epic (pp.
Local villagers put sheepskins in these streams to catch floating gold, a technique that goes back thousands of years--suggesting that the region is the province of the ancient Colchis Kingdom, the Argonauts' destination in Greek mythology, the researchers conclude November 20 in Quaternary International.
The Haitian Egyptologist reproduces Volney's historic observation: "When I saw that characteristically Negro head, I remembered this remarkable passage in Herodotus where he sates, 'I believe that the Colchis are a colony of Egyptians because, like the latter, they have a black skin and wooly hair.
Unlike a typical Greek bride, Medea has provided her own dowry in the form of the golden fleece that she helped Jason to secure in Colchis (486-7, 507-8), and has actively chosen her own husband rather than deferring to her male relatives.
The Minaton creature in Sinbad could have been an actual Minotaur, a mythical beast spawned from the congress between a bull and a human being, but Harryhausen opted for an automaton that not only echoes his own screen wizardry in its magical animation, but also harks back to Hephaistos, as he had created two bronze fire-breathing bull automatons, or khalkotauroi, and given them to King Aeetes of Colchis.
The High Priestess of Colchis, Medea (Maria Callas) falls in love with Jason (Giuseppe Gentile) and helps him to steal the Golden Fleece, guardian of her land's spiritual stability.
In the years before the Trojan War, Jason and the Argonauts traveled to Colchis to find the Golden Fleece.
French could produce inscriptions suggesting that Sinope was the Pontic fleet's base in the 3rd century and argued for a division of authority between the Moesian fleet, responsible for the western, northwestern Euxine coasts and the Crimea down to Chersonesus and Charax (Cape Ai-Todor), and the Pontic fleet, surveying the Propontis, the northern Anatolian coast and Colchis.
Ancient examples are Ariadne in the story of Theseus and the Cretan labyrinth and Medea in the tale of Jason and the Golden Fleece of Colchis.
In a sense, the trials of Theseus in the labyrinth of Crete were of equal significance with the expedition to get the golden apples from the garden of the Hesperides, or to get the golden fleece of Colchis.
With the help of the Argonauts he stole the fleece of the golden ram Chrysomeles--the Golden Fleece--from Colchis and brought it back to Greece.
The following year, he published The Wild Princesss, or, Medea's Youth, a prelude piece that details Medea's childhood in Colchis.
Specific topics include the military campaign of Dareios I against the Scythians, the history of Thrace in respect to the Achaemenids, relationships between conquerors and indigenous peoples, Achaemenid influence on art and iconography in Paphlagonian rock tombs in Anatolia, the influence of the Persians on a pair of sphinxes adorning a temple to Zeus in Southwest Anatolia, Achaemenid influences on architecture in Colchis in modern-day Georgia, Achaemenid and Achaemenid-inspired metalwork in the northern borderlands of the Persian empire, and the defensive structures of the urban settlement site of Semibratnee in ancient Labrys.
The regiment had settled near Colchis and became known by that name.
After a visit to Egypt, Orpheus joined the Argonauts, with whom he sailed to Colchis, his music helping to overcome many difficulties--and, on his return, married Eurydice, whom some called Agriope, and settled among the savage Cicones of Thrace.