Dreams of Treasure

@article{Stewart2003DreamsOT,
  title={Dreams of Treasure},
  author={Charles Stewart},
  journal={Anthropological Theory},
  year={2003},
  volume={3},
  pages={481 - 500}
}
This article observes that dreams of treasure may not only be about getting rich. In Greece, a country with an illustrious ancient past and a less glorious present, history represents a vital national resource and enduring topic of social concern, not to say anxiety. Dreams of treasure arise as unconscious by-products of this intense historical consciousness in Greece. The treasures considered here are secretions of history, deposited at the moments of rupture that historians subsequently use… 
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