Freud and Caligula

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Sigmund Freud was born on May 6, 1856 in Freiberg (which is now Pribor, Czech Republic) . At the age of three, he and his family moved to Leipzig to get away from the Anti-Semitic riots that were raging at that time. Shortly thereafter, they moved into Vienna where he was educated. In 1886 he began his work by opening a private practice center for the treatment of hysteria. Then ten years later he started to use his term "…

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…after his serious illness. Whether it was nature or nurture or a combination of both, Caligula did not turn out quite right. He utilized many different defense mechanisms to handle his emotions; he never went through a proper childhood developing psychosexual problems; he had acquired an overwhelming id that engulfed his ego and superego. This awkward and unfortunate combination did not make him popular with the government, cutting both his reign and his life short.