SIGMUND FREUD CHRONOLOGY

Together with his brother Alexander he travels for the first time to Athens.
In a letter of 1936 to Romain Rolland he analyses the disturbance of memory that occurred on the Acropolis and comes to the conclusion that " in the themes of Athens and the Acropolis as such a reference to the superiority of the sons is contained. Our father was a merchant, he had no secondary education, Athens would have meant little to him. What disturbed the pleasure of our journey was therefore a movement of piety. And now you will no longer be surprised that the memory of the experience on the Acropolis haunts me so often since I have become old myself and require nursing and can no longer travel."
The Acropolis
The Acropolis
Freud gives a lecture on Hammurabi to the members of the B'nai B'rith. In the lecture he forgets to mention the illustration of Hammurabi's tablets of the law. A rabbi who is present interprets this failed action as an expression of Freud's bad conscience at having set Hammurabi above Moses in his estimation.