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Classical Myth and PsychoanalysisAncient and Modern Stories of the Self$
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Vanda Zajko and Ellen O'Gorman

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199656677

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656677.001.0001

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The Mythic Foundation of Law

The Mythic Foundation of Law

(p.165) 10 The Mythic Foundation of Law
Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis

Victoria Wohl

Oxford University Press

This chapter offers an original interpretation of literal and metaphorical fathers in Athenian legal discourse. It utilizes Lacan's idea of the Name-of-the-Father in addition to Freud's myth of the paternal horde in Totem and Taboo.

Keywords:   athens, father, lacan, freud, totem and taboo, law, forensic rhetoric

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