I agree for the most part. Carl Jung serves as utterly fascinating reading as well, but thus far I consider him to be on the same level as Freud in terms of interest, however divergent their theories of the psyche may be. The mysticism inherent in the experiences/form of the psyche as conceived by Jung is mind boggling. The deep knowing & scientific analysis of his Self is inherent in Freud's writing, which is also mind boggling in its impressiveness.
Reading these two rather slim books (though they're chalk full of great photographs of art, landscape, etc.): The Search for Ancient Rome & The Search for Ancient Greece. Both discuss the bare bones archaeological side of the exploration of the sites. Doesn't go into the actual history/mythos very much -- which is fine actually.
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