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Kirk, G. S. (Geoffrey Stephen) 1921-

Works: 162 works in 1,024 publications in 9 languages and 14,618 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Mythological plays  Biography  Catalogs  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Naval history  Juvenile works  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PA3975.B2, 882.01
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Most widely held works by G. S Kirk
The presocratic philosophers : a critical history with a selection of texts by G. S Kirk( Book )

168 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning with a long and extensively rewritten introduction surveying the predecessors of the Presocratics, this book traces the intellectual revolution initiated by Thales in the sixth century B.C. to its culmination in the metaphysics of Parmenides and the complex physical theories of Anaxagoras and the Atomists in the fifth century it is based on a selection of some six hundred texts, in Greek and a close English translation which in this edition is given more prominence. These provide the basis for a detailed critical study of the principal individual thinkers of the time. Besides serving as an essential text for undergraduate and graduate courses in Greek philosophy and in the history of science, this book will appeal to a wide range of readers with interests in philosophy, theology, the history of ideas and of the ancient world, and indeed to anyone who wants an authoritative account of the Presocratics."--Publisher description
Myth: its meaning and functions in ancient and other cultures by G. S Kirk( Book )

71 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, developed out of the 1969 Sather lectures at Berkeley, California, confronts a wide range of problems concerning the nature, meaning and functions of myths. Professor Kirk's aim is to introduce a degree of coherence and of critical awareness into a subject that arouses profound interest today, but which for too long has been the target of excessive theorizing and interdisciplinary confusion between anthropologists, sociologists, classicists, philosophers and psychologists. Professor Kirk begins by discussing the relation of myths to rituals and folktales, and the weakness of universalist theories of function. He then subjects Lévi-Strauss's structuralist theory to an extended exposition and criticism; he considers the character and meaning of ancient Near Eastern myths, their influence on Greece, and the special forms with rational modes of thought, and finally, he assesses the status of myths as expressions of the unconscious, as elements of dreams, universal symbols, as accidents along the way to some narrative objective. The result is a significant critical venture into the history and philosophy of thought, imagination, symbol and society.--From publisher description
The nature of Greek myths by G. S Kirk( Book )

97 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Todos son mitos, no incluyen cuentos populares, ni leyendas equivocadas, que seran abordadas en breve, y únicamente hay que considerar unos pocos de ellos para entender que existen diferencias profundas
The songs of Homer by G. S Kirk( Book )

39 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cosmic fragments by Heraclitus( Book )

73 editions published between 1934 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couverture indique : "This work provides a text and an extended study of those fragments of Heraclitus' philosophical utterances whose subject is the world as a whole rather than man and his part in it. Professor Kirk discusses fully the fragments which he finds genuine and treats in passing others that were generally accepted as genuine but here considered paraphrased or spurious. In securing his text, Professor Kirk has taken into account all the ancient testimonies, and in his critical work he attached particular importance to the context in which each fragment is set. To each he gives a selective apparatus, a literal translation and and an extended commentary in which problems of textual and philosophical criticism are discussed. Ancient accounts of Heraclitus were inadequate and misleading, and as Kirk wrote, understanding was often hindered by excessive dogmatism and a selective use of the fragments. Professor Kirk's method is critical and objective, and his 1954 work marks a significant advance in the study of Presocratic thought."
Homer and the epic : a shortened version of 'the songs of Homer' by G. S Kirk( Book )

36 editions published between 1965 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer and the oral tradition by G. S Kirk( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Songs of Homer (Cambridge University Press, 1962) was a major contribution to Homeric studies, establishing important theories about the composition, structure and transmission of the monumental poems. In this 1976 volume, Geoffrey Kirk returns to Homer, but the themes are largely different. He considers in particular the nature of oral and epic poetry, and the meaning of an oral tradition. There are problems here of interest not only to classicists and Homeric specialists but also to students of English and comparative literature, and to anthropologists concerned with the literature of traditional societies. Those pieces that were previously published were revised and unified for the volume. The longest section, on 'the oral and the literary epic', is derived from the J.H. Gray Lectures, which Professor Kirk delivered in Cambridge in 1974 and which had not been previously published in any form
The language and background of Homer; some recent studies and controversies by G. S Kirk( Book )

33 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad : a commentary by G. S Kirk( Book )

28 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This, the fourth volume in the six-volume Commentary on The Iliad being prepared under the General Editorship of Professor G. S. Kirk, covers Books 13-16, including the Battle for the Ships, the Deception of Zeus and the Death of Patroklos. Three introductory essays discuss the role of Homer's gods in his poetry; the origins and development of the epic diction; and the transmission of the text, from the bard's lips to our own manuscripts. It is now widely recognised that the first masterpiece of Western literature is an oral poem; Professor Janko's detailed commentary aims to show how this recognition can clarify many linguistic and textual problems, entailing a radical reassessment of the work of Homer's Alexandrian editors. The commentary also explores the poet's subtle creativity in adapting traditional materials, whether formulae, typical scenes, mythology or imagery, so as best to move, inspire and entertain his audience, ancient and modern alike. Discussion of the poem's literary qualities and structure is, where possible, kept separate from that of more technical matters
The Bacchae by Euripides( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Williams handles the spoken poetry in a flexible verse that encompasses a wide range of tone. His treatment of the lyrics uses a rhythmically bold form whose accents would particularly lend themsleves to effective choral acting
The Bacchae of Euripides by Euripides( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new translation of The Bacchae--that strange blend of Aeschylean grandeur and Euripidean finesse--is an attempt to reproduce for the American stage the play as it most probably was when new and unmutilated in 406 B.C. The achievement of this aim involves a restoration of the "great lacuna" at the climax and the discovery of several primary stage effects very likely intended by Euripides. These effects and controversial questions of the composition and stylistics are discussed in the notes and the accompanying essay
Homeric studies by G. S Kirk( Book )

8 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Homeric poems as history by G. S Kirk( Book )

25 editions published between 1961 and 1965 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archilochos by Archilochus( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Filósofos presocráticos historia crítica con selección de textos by G. S Kirk( Book )

36 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die vorsokratischen Philosophen : Einführung, Texte und Kommentare by G. S Kirk( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in German and English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad : a commentary by G. S Kirk( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first volume of a projected six-volume Commentary on Homer's Iliad, under the General Editorship of professor G. S. Kirk. Professor Kirk himself is the editor of the present volume, which covers the first four Books of Iliad. It consists of four introductory chapters, dealing in particular with rhythm and formular techniques, followed by the detailed commentary which aims at helping serious readers by attempting to identify and deal with most of the difficulties which might stand in the way of a sensitive and informed response to the poem. The Catalogues in Book 2 recieve especially full treatment. The book does not include a Greek text - important matters pertaining to the text are discussed in the commentary. It is hoped that the volume as a whole will lead scholars to a better understanding of the epic style as well as of many well-known thematic problems on a larger scale. This Commentary will be an essential reference work for all students of Greek literature. Archaeologists and historians will also find that it contains matters of relevance to them
Les philosophes présocratiques une histoire critique avec un choix de textes by G. S Kirk( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les grands courants philosophiques de monde grec et leurs personnalités marquantes, de Thalès à l'époque de Socrate. [SDM]
The Iliad : a commentary. Vol. 2, Books 5-8 by G. S Kirk( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second volume in the major six-volume commentary on The Iliad now being prepared under the general editorship of Professor Kirk. Volume I was published in 1985. As before the volume consists of four introductory essays followed by the commentary itself. The Greek text is not included. This project is the first large-scale commentary on The Iliad for nearly 100 years, and takes special account of language, style and thematic structure as well as of the complex social and cultural background to the work
El mito : su significado y funciones en la antigüedad y otras culturas by G. S Kirk( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in Spanish and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The presocratic philosophers : a critical history with a selection of texts
Myth: its meaning and functions in ancient and other culturesThe nature of Greek mythsThe songs of HomerThe cosmic fragmentsHomer and the epic : a shortened version of 'the songs of Homer'Homer and the oral traditionThe Iliad : a commentaryThe Bacchae of Euripides
Alternative Names
Geoffrey Kirk britischer Klassischer Philologe

Geoffrey Kirk Brits filoloog (1921-2003)

Geoffrey Kirk filologo britannico

Geoffrey Stephen Kirk

Kirk G. S.

Kirk, G. S. 1921-

Kirk, G.S. 1921-2003

Kirk, G. S. (Geoffrey Stephen), 1921-

Kirk, G. S. (Geoffrey Stephen), 1921-2003

Kirk, Geoffrey S.

Kirk, Geoffrey S. 1921-2003

Kirk Geoffrey Stephen

Kirk, Geoffrey Stephen 1921-

Kirk, Geoffrey Stephen 1921-2003

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