The Georgian Translation of Vis and Rāmin: An Old Specimen of Hermeneutics

The Georgian Translation of Vis and Rāmin: An Old Specimen of Hermeneutics © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/187470909X12535030823616 Journal of Persianate Studies 2 (2009) 137-142 Th e Georgian Translation of Vis and Rāmin : An Old Specimen of Hermeneutics Inga Kaladze Th e G. Tsereteli Institute of Oriental Studies, Tbilisi Fakhr-al-Din As ʿ ad Gorgāni composed his versifi ed romance Vis o Rāmin in the mid-eleventh century at the suggestion of ʿ Amid Abu ʾ l-Mozaff ar, the gov- ernor of Isfahan under the fi rst Saljuq ruler, Toghril. Th e original Parthian version is lost, but a good number of points in the poem itself—personal names, lexicon, Zoroastrian terminology, and daily norms of life, among others—clearly refl ect the impact of its origins. Despite of the Parthian origin, Gorgāni created an original romance that suited the taste of his time, when dogmatic ideology had been mellowed by some degree of freedom. It is one of the fi rst full-fl edged examples of a genre of romantic epic that has reached us, 1 a genre attaining its zenith a century later in the masterpieces of Nezāmi of Ganja. Vis o Rāmin was composed at least one century before the appearance of the European monuments of this genre, Journal of Persianate Studies Brill

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