Searching for the Golden Fleece with Jason and the Argonauts


May 7, 2014
06:00 PM


Dr. Brian Rose, Curator-in-Charge, Penn Museum Mediterranean Section, speaks. One of the most captivating voyages in Classical literature involved the travels of the Greek hero Jason to the Black Sea, where he searched for the golden fleece of a winged ram that was the prized possession of the kingdom of Colchis (modern-day Georgia). The narrative components of the voyage present an unusually rich depiction of early Greek attitudes toward women, especially from exotic foreign lands, as well as geographic exploration and ancient sources of gold. Dr. Rose discusses Jason’s journeys, and also examines how Greek seafaring in the late Bronze and early Iron Ages relates to Jason's maritime adventures. 


Admission with advance registration: $5; $10 at the door based on availability


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3260 South St
Philadelphia, PA

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