The Resource In search of myths & heroes, Jason & the Golden Fleece, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (electronic resource)

In search of myths & heroes, Jason & the Golden Fleece, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (electronic resource)

Label
In search of myths & heroes, Jason & the Golden Fleece
Title
In search of myths & heroes
Title part
Jason & the Golden Fleece
Statement of responsibility
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Contributor
Host
Production company
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This program explores one of the oldest stories in all of Greek mythology. Michael Wood traces the route of Jason and his famous boat, the Argo, from Greece to Turkey and modern-day Georgia. It begins in the town of Volos in Greece-where King Pelias feared Jason a contender to this throne and sent him on the impossible mission to the kingdom of Colchis on the Black Sea to retrieve the magical Golden Fleece. Similarly, Wood travels by boat to the Greek islands and Turkey, where he discovers whole communities of Pontic Greek-still living and speaking Greek in contemporary Turkey. Are they the hangover from hordes of ancient Greeks pushing east and exploring the Black Sea? Was the myth inspired by this exploration? In the end, in the remote region called Svaneti, Wood finds the true source of the myth: tribesmen have for centuries panned for gold in the river using sheep's fleece
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Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Runtime
56
Target audience
adult
Label
In search of myths & heroes, Jason & the Golden Fleece, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Jun. 17, 2014)
Control code
ASP2362491/pbsv
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (56 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)884830786
Video recording format
other
Label
In search of myths & heroes, Jason & the Golden Fleece, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Jun. 17, 2014)
Control code
ASP2362491/pbsv
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (56 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)884830786
Video recording format
other

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