Nature of Greek Mythsby G. S. Kirk
Professor Kirk has examined these universal theories in detail. They are all, he admits, illuminating, but none is adequate by itself, because these ' traditional tales ' are of such variety that no single theory that can embrace them all. His general analysis of the nature of myth is followed by a splendid account of the Greek myths - myths about gods, myths about
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I really wanted to give this a try after reading the description. I barely got into chapter 1 before I realized this wasn't going to be a statement of fact or research, but rather a book devoted to the laziness and stupidity of others (in the opinion of the author). He spends so much time belittling the work of others and making snarky comments about lackluster research, it makes one not want to indulge in his self-egrandizing, matter-of-fact, holier-than-thou style of writing. All in all this was very disappointing. If Kirk had spent less time being petty and more time discussing his thesis the text would have been much more valuable, and much more interesting.