Myth: Its Meaning and Functions in Ancient and Other Cultures / Edition 1

Myth: Its Meaning and Functions in Ancient and Other Cultures / Edition 1

by G. S. Kirk
     
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520023895
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/08/1973
Series:
Sather Classical Lectures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
311
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations

I. Myth, Ritual and Folktale
II. Lévi-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

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