Journal Amirani. 2009. Volume 21

Typikon of the Mount Athos Georgian Monastery and Testament of Lazzarus of Mount Galesios

Author(s): Khatuna Todadze

In 4th century the Christianity was announced as the state religion in Georgia. It has in turn caused a monastic structure and activity. Since 7th century there were built many Georgian monasteries both in Georgia and behind its limits. Each monastery had a charter, which was called typikon. In spite of the common religion Georgian and Greek typikons differed from each other. For an example apply to the tipikon of Mount Athos Georgian monastery (11th century) and will of Lazzarus which is attached by brief content of typikon (11th century).

Journal Amirani. 2010. Volume 22

Georgian-Iberian national chronicle system

Author(s): Raul Gvetadze, David Gvetadze

The Nekresi pagan stele with old Georgian inscription represents the fundamental architectural monument of great significance. The Georgian system is based on 19-year cycle of meton. The dates of its creation are stated on the stele: according to the king Pharnavaz state chronology and the year of 560 per Selevkids era. The both dates correspond to the year 249 A.D.

Journal Amirani. 2010. Volume 22

Poetic analysis of cult texts

Author(s): Khvtiso Mamisimedishvili

The expressive aspect of the cult texts, as well as every oral monument of the mountain region of Eastern Georgia is based on the rules of folk poetics. However, the cult texts with their artistic forms essentially differ from the other genres of folklore. The sacral character of the cult texts, their poetic tropes, vocabulary, form of delivery and the tradition of ritual offerings contribute to their artistic nature.

Journal Amirani. 2010. Volume 22

Tyrant as Messiah

Author(s): Dodona Kiziria

"Stalin. Childhood and Youth", a narrative poem by a brilliant poet Giorgi Leonidze was published in 1939. The subtitle indicated that it was only the first part of the poem yet to be completed. However, it never was. Leonidze did not and as a close reading of the poem demonstrates, could not write any subsequent part of it.

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