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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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‘In the beginning was the Deed’: On Oedipus and Cain

‘In the beginning was the Deed’: On Oedipus and Cain

(p.265) 16 ‘In the beginning was the Deed’: On Oedipus and Cain
Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis

Jens De Vleminck

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents the post-Freudian theories of aggression developed by the Hungarian psychoanalyst Lipot Szondi. It considers how these theories appropriate a biblical myth of fratricide rather than the classical myth of parricide.

Keywords:   szondi, aggression, cain, oedipus, fratricide

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