1919-2011 / academic.
Tinatin was an outstanding specialist of classical philology, a doctor of philology, a professor and a scholar at the Georgian National Academy of Sciences. During her long life, she made important contributions to the development of epigraphy, classical philology and kartvelology (Georgian studies) in Georgia.
In 1976 she published a monograph titled "Ancient Greek Sources of Georgian History", which effectively summed up her years of study of the writings of Greek authors about Georgia. She also translated Herodotus' "History" into Georgian (1976-77).
Tinatin also actively taught. Her body of work encompasses 20 books and some 80 academic papers in the Georgian, Russia, German, Italian, French and English languages.