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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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Freud’s Phallic Symbol

Freud’s Phallic Symbol

(p.38) (p.39) 3 Freud’s Phallic Symbol
Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis

Daniel Orrells

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores the emergence of Freud's phallic symbol from eighteenth-century discourses of antiquity and gender. It juxtaposes Freud's analysis of Leonardo da Vinci with Richard Payne Knight's 1786 work, A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus and Its Connexion with the Mystic Religion of the Ancients.

Keywords:   freud, leonardo da vinci, phallus, reception, phallic symbol, Payne Knight

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