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by Archaeology Newsroom

The Approach of Ancient Greeks and Freud on Dreams

Freud’s theory of dreams has broadened and transformed psychoanalysis from a psychotherapeutic method to a psychology of the depth of human nature. He showed that dreams were meaningful and that each one represented the disguised expression of a wish fulfillment attempt. Some twenty-five centuries earlier the ancient Greeks had already fully understood (Plato, The Republic IX) this mechanism of psyche, whom they expressed in a more poetical way.