Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 July 2019

240 Pages | 2 black-and-white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198827795

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The Ancient Unconscious

Psychoanalysis and Classical Texts

Vered Lev Kenaan

Classics in Theory Series

  • Explores the relationship between psychoanalysis and antiquity through the lens of the concept of the unconscious
  • Offers a new methodological approach to classical texts which draws on novel interpretations of the Freudian unconscious and the Oedipus complex
  • Includes innovative readings of both ancient authors, such as Homer, Sophocles, Virgil, and Artemidorus, and modern philosophers including Hegel, Gadamer, Nietzsche, and Freud
  • Demonstrates the contribution of psychoanalysis to the foundation of comparative literature, introducing the unconscious as a central methodological tool for the literary comparativist