The Origin of the Gods: A Psychoanalytic Study of Greek Theogonic Myth [NOOK Book]

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This 'superb application of classical Freudian theory to the key Greek myths' is jargon-free. An initial explanation of methodology is followed by an interesting survey of the emotional function of Greek myth of the creation. Includes numerous extracts in English from a wide range of Greek texts.
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The Origin of the Gods: A Psychoanalytic Study of Greek Theogonic Myth

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Overview

This 'superb application of classical Freudian theory to the key Greek myths' is jargon-free. An initial explanation of methodology is followed by an interesting survey of the emotional function of Greek myth of the creation. Includes numerous extracts in English from a wide range of Greek texts.
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"Very useful for my course on creation myths."--Jerrold S. Cooper, Johns Hopkins University

"Caldwell has done a great service for his fellow classicists--teachers and students alike--with this coherent and clear presentation/demonstration."--Classical Outlook

"Well crafted and well documented, this book will be of interest to those students of psychology and mythology interested in a psychoanalytic method for the interpretation of myth."--Classical World

"A useful general introduction to psychoanalytic study of Greek myth....Provides a welcome model for those preparing undergraduate mythology courses."--Choice

"Fascinating and worthwhile....Should become a standard text in the field. No analytic student of myths ought to venture into this field unless he or she has first read this book....Will afford the student of myths an advanced, sophisticated, and unselfconscious sample of some of the best in applied psychoanalysis."--The International Review of Psycho-Analysis

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198022190
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 2/29/2000
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 370 KB

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