Identifying Kyros of Alexandria

Level: 
Master's
Thesis author: 
Nikoloz Aleksidze
Status: 
Completed
Year of enrollment: 
2008/2009
Duration of thesis project: 
Sep, 2008 - Jun, 2009
Thesis supervisor: 
Niels Gaul
Thesis supervisor: 
István Perczel
Thesis abstract: 

The thesis tries to restore the hypothetical biography of the three namesakes: Kyron of Kartli, Kyros of Phasis and Kyros of Alexandria, arguing the identity of the three. Besides it tries to reevaluate the emergence of Monotheletism, suggesting that Kyros of Alexandria might be the initiator of the Monothelite controversy, by introducing Antiochean elements into the doctrine.

Full description: 

The thesis tries to restore the hypothetical biography of the three namesakes: Kyron of Kartli, Kyros of Phasis and Kyros of Alexandria, arguing the identity of the three. Besides it tries to reevaluate the emergence of Monotheletism, suggesting that Kyros of Alexandria might be the initiator of the Monothelite controversy, by introducing Antiochean elements into the doctrine.