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

Overview
Works: 150 works in 964 publications in 11 languages and 14,592 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sayings  Tragedies (Drama)  Poetry  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Biography  Naval history  Bibliography  Quotations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PA3975.B2, 883.01
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Most widely held works about G. S Kirk
 
Most widely held works by G. S Kirk
The presocratic philosophers : a critical history with a selection of texts by G. S Kirk( Book )

157 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,687 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 )

80 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 2,006 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 )

90 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The songs of Homer by G. S Kirk( Book )

42 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art and thought of Heraclitus : an edition of the fragments with translation and commentary by Heraclitus( Book )

70 editions published between 1934 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the superficial obscurity of what fragments we have of Heraclitus' thought, Professor Kahn claims that it is possible to detect a systematic view of human existence, a theory of language which sees ambiguity as a device for the expression of multiple meaning, and a vision of human life and death within the larger order of nature. The fragments are presented here in a readable order; translation and commentary aim to make accessible the power and originality of a systematic thinker and a great master of artistic prose. The commentary locates Heraclitus within the tradition of early Greek thought, but stresses the importance of his ideas for topical theories of language, literature and philosophy
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 803 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 801 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 )

34 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and German and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bacchae by Euripides( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 612 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 Bacchae of Euripides by Euripides( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 273 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
Homeric studies by G. S Kirk( Book )

7 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 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 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archilochos by Frederic Will( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 91 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. 5, Books 17-20 by Mark W Edwards( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The presocratic philosophers : a critical history with a selection of textsDie vorsokratischen Philosophen : Einführung, Texte und Kommentare
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), 1921-2003

Kirk, Geoffrey S.

Kirk, Geoffrey S. 1921-2003

Kirk Geoffrey Stephen

Kirk, Geoffrey Stephen 1921-

Kirk, Geoffrey Stephen 1921-2003

جفری کرک

カーク, G・S

カーク, ジェフリー・スティーヴン

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Myth: its meaning and functions in ancient and other culturesThe nature of Greek mythsThe songs of HomerThe art and thought of Heraclitus : an edition of the fragments with translation and commentaryHomer and the epic : a shortened version of 'the songs of Homer'Homer and the oral traditionThe Iliad : a commentaryThe Bacchae of Euripides