Psychoanalysis and Classical Texts
As new interest in cognitive psychology and neuroscience has usurped the influential position once held by psychoanalysis, Freud's notion of the unconscious has lost scientific prestige and is no longer recognized as crucial for the scientific project of knowledge. The Ancient Unconscious seeks to reclaim the value of the unconscious as a methodological tool for the study of ancient texts by transforming our understanding of what the unconscious means,
the way it operates, and how it relates to textual hermeneutics. This volume presents an innovative perspective on the significance that the unconscious can have for classical studies.