An ancient region on the Black Sea south of the Caucasus Mountains. It was the site of Jason's legendary quest for the Golden Fleece.
(place) Ancient country south of the Caucasus Mountains, on the Black Sea, in what is now Georgia.
Ancient region and Georgian kingdom south of Caucasus mountains and west of Iberia on the east shore of the Black Sea, in what is now western Georgia.
Origin of colchis
From Ancient Greek Κολχίς (Kolkhis).
Colchis Sentence Examples
Colchicum was known to the Greeks under the name of KoXXucov, from KoXXIs, or Colchis, a country in which the plant grew; and it is described by Dioscorides as a poison.
It was there that they placed the scene of the sufferings of Prometheus (vide Aeschylus, Prometheus Vinctus), and there, in the land of Colchis, which corresponds to the valley of the Rion, that they sent the Argonauts to fetch the golden fleece.
The commerce of Athens extended from Egypt and Colchis to Etruria and Carthage, and her manufactures, which attracted skilled operatives from many lands, found a ready sale all over the Mediterranean.