Therapy with Antigone – Myth, Choice and Destiny

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The Freud Museum London

20 March 2024

Time: 16:00

Price: Free with admission


Join author, poet and thinker, Ginger F. Zaimis, as she shares some philosophical suggestions and presents her world premiere reading /talk with a live stream entitled, Therapy with Antigone: Myth, Choice and Destiny. The talk speaks through the eternal now and intersections of mythology and philosophy in poetic verse imbued with key Freudian themes. Thus, suggesting we can heal the ontological feminine and Human condition archetypes while expanding cultural collective consciousness of the psyche with Sophocles’ daughter of Humanity, Antigone as presented in her newest book, Antigone the Heroic Crown.

The event will be followed by a Q&A session.

PRAISE for Therapy with Antigone the Heroic Crown…

“Ginger’s perspectives of the past and present, progress a dialogue through reflection to re-foundation the new for the future…”

Caterina Carpinato

Professor of Language, Letters & Modern Greek

Vice Rector of Humanities

Ca’Foscari University, Venice

“Imbued by her progressed mythology of Antigone, Ginger’s ekphrastic sonnets bridge a multifarious performance with philosophical, ontological suggestion to heal the archetype of the feminine, Human condition.”

Liana Sakelliou

Poet (Modern Greek & English)

Professor, Creative Writing & American Literature

“Philosophy resounds throughout…The rhythm of thoughts, association of ideas and sounds are in service like memorial… Yet here, is another Antigone – ‘another’ as per the late George Steiner suggests, theoretical infinity of a heroine’s permutations, cross time. Ginger’s poem illustrates that intellect and emotion can be expressed with intensity and warmth which philosophy ordinarily abjures. The work is both philosophical mediation and elegy.”

Ioannis Petropoulos

Professor of Ancient Greek Literature & Classics

Director Emeritus, Centre for Hellenic Studies

Harvard University

“The intersection of poetry, philosophy and mythology in G.F. Zaimis’ work sparkles with erudition and love of language.”

Giuseppe Albano


Freud Museum, London


Ginger F. Zaimis (G.F. Zaimis) is an American poet, polymath, thinker, editor, literary translator and adviser who specializes in architectural and perennial forms. Ginger’s vision and grammatology explore the intersections of contemporary modernisms and comparative literature, blur the minimal to monumental, abstract to literal while reuniting the Arts, Humanities and Sciences as one. She is the architect of two NEW poetic forms (ie. the Portico and Triptych) and PEN America’s Finalist for Best First Poetry Collection 2015. In addition to Antigone the Heroic Crown, she has also published philosophical translations on the Pre-Socratics, the Hippocratium, Aristophanes’ Frogs, and Stoicism including Cleanthes’ Hymn to Zeus composed in Sestina and Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations as a work-in-progress entitled, Speaking Stoic: Unto Myself, an English verse translation from the Ancient Greek. Her work has been presented at international centers for contemporary art, biennials, museums, universities, institutes, world libraries and the Centre for Greek Philosophy, The Athens Academy to name a few. She is a Keats-Shelley Rome key-note, a lecturing fellow of the classics and Board of Director at Fordham University London, as well as, a Southerner, Emeritus New Yorker, Philhellene and consciously conscious preservationist of our planet who lives in-situ to some of Humanity’s Classical prototypes of architecture, philosophy and democracy in the Athenian capitol. Connect with the author via her website.
Tickets include admission to the Museum. The event is free for Freud Museum Members and Patrons. The event will be held on the first floor of the Museum during regular opening hours. Unfortunately the Freud Museum does not have step-free access at this time. Advance booking is highly recommended as capacity is limited.

Online ticket holders will receive the webinar link to join via Zoom. Attendees will also receive access to the reading and talk available in our On Demand archive via recording for (1) month.

Concessions/Members/Patrons: Please show proof of eligibility/membership card on arrival.


The purpose of this event is to raise funds for the Freud Museum London, which receives no regular public income.

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