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Freud’s Vergil

Gregory A. Staley

in Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis: Ancient and Modern Stories of the Self

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199656677
eISBN:
9780191756993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656677.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter takes as its starting point the epigraph from the Aeneid at the start of Freud's Interpretation of Dreams, and goes on to explore the myth of Rome in Freud's thought, especially in his ... More


Introduction

Stephen Scully

in Hesiod’s Theogony: from Near Eastern Creation Myths to Paradise Lost

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190253967
eISBN:
9780190253981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253967.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction considers Hesiod’s Theogony in light of two modern creation stories. In the first instance, it compares it to the Big Bang theory; in the second to Freud’s “scientific myth” ... More


Psychic Life in the Eternal City: Julia Kristeva and the Narcissism of Rome

Richard Fletcher

in Roman Error: Classical Reception and the Problem of Rome's Flaws

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198803034
eISBN:
9780191841774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803034.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Freud’s analogy of the city of Rome as the human psyche in Civilization and its Discontents and Kristeva’s reading of Ovid’s Narcissus as a response to Freudian narcissism in Tales of Love have been ... More


Reproductive Choice: A Prehistory

Rachel Bowlby

in A Child of One's Own: Parental Stories

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199607945
eISBN:
9780191760518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607945.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The chapter begins with Freud's vision of the origins of settled society in a contingent meeting of different male and female needs: sex and reproduction, respectively. ‘A woman's right to choose’: ... More


Restoration of the Bose–Freud Correspondence: Light Shed on Its First Two Phases, from Freud’s 1923–37 Correspondence with Romain Rolland, and a Missed Chance to Compare Views on the Pre-Oedipal

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Freud's India: Sigmund Freud and India's First Psychoanalyst Girindrasekhar Bose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878375
eISBN:
9780190878405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878375.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religion and Literature

Chapter 2 compares the second phase of the Bose–Freud correspondence with the first two periods of Freud’s correspondence with Romain Rolland. Freud’s preference for Oedipal insights is explored ... More


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