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Perseus Encyclopedia


On the Euxine, its situation, Egyptian origin of Colchians, Aeetes departs to, the Golden Fleece in, Herakles sails to, voyage of Jason in the Argo to, return of Castor and Pollux from, return of Phrixus from, the children of Phrixus in, river Phasis in, sanctuary of Athena Asia in, tribute to Persia, in Xerxes' army.


Sardonian linen

Listen to something else about the Colchians, in which they are like the Egyptians: they and the Egyptians alone work linen and have the same way of working it, a way peculiar to themselves; and they are alike in all their way of life, and in their speech. Linen has two names: the Colchian kind is called by the Greeks Sardonian that which comes from Egypt is called Egyptian.



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