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    Myth: Its Meaning and Functions in Ancient and Other Cultures (Sather Classical Lectures (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) G. S. Kirk

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    DescriptionExplores the nature, structure, and significance of the myths of primitive and ancient societies, focusing on Greece and Mesopotamia. Bibliogs.

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    Its Meaning and Functions in Ancient and Other Cultures
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) G. S. Kirk
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 312
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520023895
    ISBN 10: 0520023897

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    B&T General Subject: 750
    DC21: 291.13
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25490
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    Abridged Dewey: 398
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 291.13
    LC classification: BL311 .K55 1970, BL311.K55
    Thema V1.0: JBGB
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    01 September 1973
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Geoffrey Kirk (1921-2003) held the regius chair in Greek at Cambridge University from 1974 to 1982 and was a major figure in the study of the presocratic philosophers and early Greek epic poetry.
    Review quote
    "[Kirk's] great contribution is to bring together all the influential schools for a clear hard look and to open sensible lines for needed research into this elusive field. . . . His main point: no universal theory can explain all types of myth. . . . A most valuable and important book."--"Classical World
    Table of contents
    Preface Abbreviations I. Myth, Ritual and Folktale II. Levi-Strauss and the Structural Approach III. The Nature of Myths in Ancient Mesopotamia IV. Nature and Culture: Gilgamesh, Centaurs, and Cyclopes V. The Qualities of Greek Myths VI. Tales, Dreams, Symbols: Towards a Fuller Understanding of Myths Index