Journal Phasis - Greek and Roman Studies

Phasis is published annually since 1999 by the Institute of Classical, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

Phasis publishes original contributions in all areas of Classical, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, including literature, history, languages, philosophy, religion, art and archaeology. The journal also welcomes submissions on the reception of the ancient world.

Phasis publishes articles in English, German, French, Italian and Modern Greek languages.

Vol 17, No 3 (2014): Motivations for the Beheading of John the Baptist in Byzantine and Old Georgian Writings

There are five surviving Georgian translations of Byzantine homilies and several Georgian original writings dealing with the beheading of John the Baptist. According to Georgian manuscript tradition, the translations are attributed to John Chrysostom (two readers), Andrew of Crete, Theodore of Studion and John Xiphillinus. Georgian manuscripts of these works date from the 9th to the 16th centuries.

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Maia Barnaveli