Archives par mot-clé : Achilles

Miguel de Azambuja : homer and tennis, football and music

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are two antinomical heros, with opposite qualities. One is elfin, the other is hulking ; one is elegant, the other is earthy. Distant descendants of Ulysses and Achilles, heroes often come in pairs, both indivisible and complementary. Does the psyche need this kind of bipartisanship ?
Adolescence, 2013, T. 31, n°2, pp. 467-469.

Tito Baldini : from hector to aeneas, by way of achilles

The analyst who accompanies the adolescent on his way to adulthood is identified in the transference with a sort of « Hector » and experiences his patient’s analytical process as a transfiguration of his being « Achilles » into his becoming Aeneas, the only hero who manages to make it to a satisfactory adulthood. Classical texts and mythological figures do provide supports and representations that are useful in working with adolescents, especially in helping the transference and counter-transference to develop.
Adolescence, 2013, T. 31, n°2, pp. 345-366.