Freud and the Ancient World



Everyone has heard of the Oedipus complex. Freud's ideas have left a profound impression on the modern cultural imagination. But where did Freud's Oedipus come from? And how did he come up with the phallic mother? How did Freud invent a new way of reading literature and art? And what intellectual history made Freud's psychoanalysis of religion and civilisation possible? Just as Freud exhorted us to search out the origins of our desires and identities - to become a modern Oedipus - so this series of public lectures excavates the origins of Freud's ideas. We will learn that there would have been no psychoanalysis without Freud's obsession with the ancient world.

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Freud Museum

20 Maresfield Gardens
+44 (0)20 7435 2002
Public transport:
Tube: Finchley Road;Rail: Finchley Road & Frognal

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