Chikovani, Mikhail

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Chikovani, Mikhail Iasonovich


Born Mar. 25 (Apr. 7), 1909, in the village of Lechkhumi. Soviet Georgian folklorist and literary scholar. Doctor of philology (1945); Honored Scientist (1961).

Chikovani graduated from the University of Tiflis in 1932. In 1947 he published Amirani Bound, a study of the Georgian heroic epic Amiraniani. He has dealt with theoretical problems of folk poetry. In 1971 he published Problems in Greek and Georgian Mythology. Chikovani has also written textbooks for higher educational institutions.


[Ch’ik’ovani, M.] Davit’ Guramishvili da xalxuri poezia. Tbilisi, 1955.
K’art’uli eposi, books 1–2. Tbilisi, 1959–65.
Shot’a Rust’aveli da k’arl’uli p’olklori. Tbilisi, 1966.
K’art’uli xalxuri sitqvierebis istoria, part 1. Tbilisi, 1975.
In Russian translation:
Nar. gruz. epos o prikovannom Amirani. Moscow, 1966.


K’art’uli p’olklori: Masalebi da gamokvlevebi, [vol.] 3. Tbilisi, 1969.
Salia, K. “Amiraniani—Prométhée.” Revue de Kartvelologie. Paris, 1964, vols. 17–18.
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