The Colophons accompanying the Aton Edition of the Gospel Manuscript and the Issue of the Establishment of the Aton Edition

The article deals with the Wills of the Translator/Editor accompanying the Manuscript of Aton Edition of the Gospel, which supplies us with various information and issues connected with the last edition of the Georgian Translation of the Gospel, such as: how Aton Edition of the Gospel developed, where and when did Giorgi Mtatsmindeli start his work, how Giorgi Mtatsmindeli perceived his work as a new translation or an edition of the older version.

Keywords: Gospel, Manuscript of Giorgi Mtatsmindeli’s Aton Edition of the Gospel, Colophons.


Axes in the Ancient and Early Middle Ages in Iberia-Colchis

The article deals with the issue of topography, chronology and typology of fighting and agricultural Axes spread in Georgia in the ancient and the first stage of Early Middle Ages (VI century B.C- VII century A.D). While discussing certain types of earlier samples are also presented. The work is based not only on archaeological sources, but on written sources as well.

Keywords: Fighting Axes, Ancient Period, Early Middle Ages, Iberia-Colchis


Some Ceramic Forms in Eastern Georgia (I-IV Centuries A.D)

The article deals with some Ceramic Forms discovered in eastern Georgia dating from I-IV centuries A.D., which are rather interesting due to their form or rarity and are totally different from those objects that were being used for everyday use. Such ceramic form has never been an object for research until now.

Keywords: Eastern Georgia, late classical period, Glazed Pottery, amphoriskos, Askos


Folk Imagology: Georgian Ethnic stereotype in Russian Mass Culture

One of the successful sphere for the settlement and development of ethnic stereotype, due to the nature of discourse, can be regarded Mass Culture, namely Folk Imagology. The article deals with the typical characteristics of Georgian Ethnic stereotype based on Folk Material and Jokes.

Keywords: Ethnic stereotype, Folk Imagology


Verbs denoting Motion in the Georgian Language

 The article deals with the Georgian verbs of motion, in particular, the description of verbs with expressive movement according to the methodology of cognitive linguistics. The article outlines electronic dictionary settings of the verbs dealing with motion.

Keywords: Cognitive Linguistics, Semantic Analysis, Verbs of Motion, Directions of Motion, the Manner of Motion.


Trade Activities of Chios in North Africa in Antiquity; An Observation Based on the Transport Amphorae

One of the earliest colonizing activities of the Greeks is linked with the territory of North Africa, where they established settlements of trade. Due to these activities Greek painted pottery as well as transport amphorae are can be discovered on different sites in this region. Chian transport amphorae discovered here attest the great demand for wine in this region in Antiquity.

Keywords: Amphora, Greek Colonization, Stamped Amphora Handles.


One Aspect of Irish Mythology in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

James Joyce’s Novel Finnegans Wake causes much interest even nowadays. It is full of biblical, literary and mythological allusions. The article deals with the image of the main character - Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker, namely his connection with the Irish Mythology and he is shown as the High King of Ireland. 

Keywords: Irish Mythology, Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker, Finnegan, High King of Ireland.


“The Murder of Gonzago”, “Hamlet” and “Meta-Hamlet”

The article deals with the metadramatic relationship existing between Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and the play “The Murder of Gonzago” staged within it. Both plays portray essentially the same reality, thus suggesting that our reality also bears similar essence. Therefore, the article introduces the conventional term “Meta-Hamlet”.

Keywords: Shakespeare, “Hamlet”, “The Murder of Gonzago”, “Meta-Hamlet”, Robert Sturua.


Ethnicity designating Romani loanwords in some European slangs: their origin, meaning and ideology

The slangs of European languages contain words of Romani origin. In this paper I deal with presence of such words in colloquial Spanish and several Central European languages. After a brief overview of the semantic groups where these words can be found I point out the group of ethnic terms. I explain the reasons why these words penetrated into the language and why their meaning could have changed. The case study is based on my field research.

Keywords: sociolinguistics, slang, loanwords from Romani, Spain, Central Europe


The Function of Neologisms in French and Georgian Media Discourse

 The article deals with the integration and adaptation ways of French and Georgian Neologisms. Based on printed and electronic media examples the article shows their characteristics, common features and differences.

Keywords: Georgian Language, French Language, Neologisms, Neology, Anglicism