Definition. The golden fleece is the fleece of a flying, winged ram named Crius Chrysomallos, or 'Golden-fleeced Ram', in Greek mythology. It is best known from the story of Jason and the Argonauts, who were sent by Pelias, the ruler of Iolcos, to retrieve it from Aeëtes, the king of Colchis.
According to the Roman poet Ovid (43 BCE to 17 CE) in his Metamorphoses, Chrysomallos, the golden-fleeced ram, was the son of Poseidon, the god of the sea, and Theophane, the daughter of Bisaltes, a son of Helios and Gaia. Theophane was a beautiful woman, which meant she was often inundated with men. Poseidon carried her away to the island of Crumissa, where he transformed her into a ewe and himself into a ram. After laying with each other in ewe and ram form, Chrysomallos the golden-fleeced ram was born. The ram was sent by Nephele, a cloud nymph to save her children Helle and Phrixos from being sacrificed. He carried Phrixos all the way from Orchomenos in Boeotia to Colchis, but Helle fell off off the ram's back on the journey and plunged into the sea. When they reached Colchis, Phrixos sacrificed the Ram and laid its golden fleece in a sacred grove to Ares. This golden fleece would then become the object Jason and his Argonauts were sent to retrieve...
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- Gia Khatisashvili, Georgia
- Elizbar Elizbrashvili, Georgia
- Petr Holzhauser, Czech Republic
- Matrin Putala, Slovakia
- Arif Dastan, Turkye
The organizers of the tournament is Agricultural University of Georgia.
Agricultural University of Georgia
Agricultural University of Georgia (AUG) was founded in 1929 and represents the main university of agricultural profile in Georgia. In 2012 the Agricultural University of Georgia became part of the Agricultural Education and Science Fund, against multi-million USD privatisation fee and an investment commitment. After the take-over, investments went into infrastructure renovation, which included 57 fully equipped scientific-research and educational laboratories, lecture halls, seminar rooms, auditoriums, training facilities and other extensive facilities for higher education. Apart from the physical facilities, AUG had invited high-class professors and researchers from US and Europe to teach at AUG - new international staff had also worked on the creation of the new syllabi and curricula, in order for AUG to provide up-to-date education.
Tbilisi Free University
The university was founded by The Knowledge Fund (KF) in 2007, which is a non-profit, charity organization founded by Kakha Bendukidze.
KF is the largest endowment in higher education in Georgia.The
Fund's purpose is to ensure provision of world quality higher
education to Georgia's young generation and encourage high quality
research in the country.
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