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Myth: its meaning and functions in ancient and other cultures

Author: G S Kirk
Publisher: Cambridge [England] : University Press ; Berkeley : University of California Press, 1973, 1975 printing.
Series: Sather classical lectures, v. 40.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st pbk. ed.]View all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G S Kirk
ISBN: 0520023897 9780520023895 0521098025 9780521098021 0520016513 9780520016514 0521078350 9780521078351
OCLC Number: 4199103
Description: xii, 299 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Myth, ritual and folktale --
Lévi-Strauss and the structural approach --
The nature of myths in ancient Mesopotamia --
Nature and culture : Gilgamesh, Centaurs and Cyclopes --
The qualities of Greek myths --
Tales, dreams, symbols : towards a fuller understanding of myths.
Series Title: Sather classical lectures, v. 40.
Responsibility: by G.S. Kirk.

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