One of the Personages of

„თორნიკე ერისთავის“ ერთი პერსონაჟი და ათონური ტრადიცია
One of the Personages of "Tornike Eristavi" and the Athonite Tradition

Author(s): Lela Khachidze
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: ლიტერატურის ინსტიტუტის გამომცემლობა
Keywords: The mount Athos; hymnographical collections; Akaki Tsereteli; Tornike Eristavi; Jojik Eristavi

Summary/Abstract: On the Mount Athos 86 Georgian manuscripts are preserved. They are dated by X-XV centuries and are not fully investigated. Among them – hymnographical – liturgical collections – Tropologions, Menaia, Triodions, Parakletikes, Heirmologia are represented. In these collections the vast repertoire of Byzantine hymnography is preserved with the Georgian hymns. Georgian manuscript – Ath. 85 is discussed in the article. The manuscript represents Hirmologion – collection of the Hirmoi. According to the colophons the manuscript was created at the end of the X or in the beginning of the XI century by the persons who were in touch with Tornike Eristavi - the famous Georgian Commander-in-Chief, who has successfully fought for defence of Byzantine Royal Court and gained the Victory. In these colophons Jojik Eristavta Eristavi is mentioned with honour. This person is almost unfamiliar to Georgian History. According to these colophons Jojik Eristavi was one of the authorities at the same age. It is remarkable that Jojik Eristavi represents one of the personages of the poem “Tornike Eristavi” created by Akaki Tsereteli in the XIX century. According to the poem he has actively fought in the war against Barda Scliaros – against Byzantine Royal Court. Georgian Army had a great expectations about him. He was the one who solved the war Faith. The precise discription of historical reality is given in the Akaki Tsereteli’s poem.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 95-99
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Georgian