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

Overview
Works: 217 works in 1,060 publications in 9 languages and 14,791 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Naval history  Biography  Quotations  Sources  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Other, win, Contributor
Classifications: PA3975.B2, 882.01
Publication Timeline
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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 )

172 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,669 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 )

53 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,909 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 songs of Homer by G. S Kirk( Book )

33 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cosmic fragments by Heraclitus( Book )

48 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 958 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 oral tradition by G. S Kirk( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and held by 809 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 nature of Greek myths by G. S Kirk( Book )

76 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las teorías sobre los mitos son abundantes. Se han abordado como ecos de sucesos meteorológicos y cosmológicos, como propuestas de explicación de algunos de los sucesos más extraños sucedidos en el mundo, como una especie de ciencia primitiva, como historias inventadas para legitimar costumbres o instituciones ya existentes, como relatos que evocan un pasado esplendoroso, como justificación de rituales primitivos ... Psicólogos, antropólogos culturales y otros muchos profesionales han vertido innumerables opiniones al respecto. El profesor Kirk ha examinado estas teorías universales detenidamente y ha considerado que todas ellas son reveladoras, pero ninguna resulta adecuada por sí misma para explicar la asombrosa variedad de estos>, incapaces de enmarcarse en una única teoría. A sus consideraciones generales sobre la naturaleza del mito sigue un espléndido análisis de los mitos griegos --acerca de dioses, de héroes y, con mayor detenimiento, del único dios-héroe: Heracles-y, ya el capítulo final, una rigurosa reflexión sobre la manera en que una época dominada por el mito acabó cediendo el paso a otra dominada por la filosofía
Homer and the epic : a shortened version of 'the songs of Homer' by G. S Kirk( Book )

31 editions published between 1965 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The language and background of Homer; some recent studies and controversies by G. S Kirk( Book )

34 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 )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 688 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
The Bacchae by Euripides( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Regarded by many as Euripides' masterpiece, Bakkhai examines both the horror and the beauty of the religious ecstasy that Dionysos brings to Thebes. His offer of closeness to nature and freedom from the constraints of civilization, especially for women, excites bitter resistance as well as fanatical acceptance." "Disguised as a young holy man and accompanied by his band of Asian worshipers, the god Dionysos arrives in Greece at Thebes, proclaims his godhood and his new religion, and drives the Theban women mad. When the Theban king, Pentheus, tries to imprison him, Dionysos afflicts Pentheus himself with madness and leads him, dressed as a bacchant, to the mountains, where his own mother, Agaue, and her companions tear him to pieces in an insane Bacchic frenzy."
The nature of Greek myths by G. S Kirk( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homeric studies by G. S Kirk( Book )

8 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bacchae of Euripides by Euripides( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in English and held by 259 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
The Homeric poems as history by G. S Kirk( Book )

20 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archilochos by Archilochus( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 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 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad : a commentary by Homer( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les philosophes présocratiques une histoire critique avec un choix de textes by G. S Kirk( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 86 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 by G. S Kirk( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Geoffrey Kirk Brits filoloog (1921-2003)

Geoffrey Kirk filologo classico britannico

Geoffrey Stephen Kirk

Kirk G.S.

Kirk, G. S. 1921-

Kirk, G.S. 1921-2003

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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