Vol. 14 (2020): XIV International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Studies : The Silk Road Countries` Folklore
Folklore and Literary Text

The Myth of the Amazons in Titsian Tabidze’s Fiction Prose

Ada Nemsadze
Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature

Published 2020-10-20


  • The Legend of the Amazons,
  • Bolshevik Dictatorship,
  • Titsian Tabidze


The Legend of the Amazons is one of the most widespread and beautiful myths of the Antique World. From the beginning it became a characterizing topic forliterature and has not lost its popularity since then.

The vicious plan described in the novella The Amazons (1925), bloody scenes of getting men drunk and brutal crackdown on them reflected as archetype model, are connected not only to the rebellion of 1924, but also the Georgian reality of the 1920’s in general. We believe that such perception is not accidental and baseless; the above mentioned novellas are the realization of the conscious and deliberate aim of the writer.