Freud visiting the Acropolis: the father of psychoanalysis’ “disturbance of memory” and his relation to ancient Greek thought

Sigmund Freud was already 48 when he travelled to Athens in 1904. He experienced a feeling of astonishment and disbelief that puzzled him and which he described in a text, titled ‘A Disturbance of Memory on the Acropolis’ is now considered a key point of reference. We examine the relation of Freud and his psychoanalytic theories to Ancient Greek thought and the myths of Narcissus and Oedipus

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