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(Greek legend) a king in ancient Greece who offended Zeus and whose punishment was to roll a huge boulder to the top of a steep hill

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comes afterwards." The author uses this resounding statement from The Myth of Sisyphus as both the springboard and center of gravity for A Life Worth Living.
Timely Warning The Sisyphus story is a timely warning to those who try to act too clever.
If Nietzsche has set the parameters of a universe without god or human feeling made of finite possibilities and eternal recurrence, Camus dramatized the role of the individual in it and the model of this character is Sisyphus. Sisyphus scorned the gods (that is, scorned fate) and as punishment he was given an "unspeakable penalty" whereby "the whole being is exerted towards accomplishing nothing" (The Myth 107):
Given that he was a mythical character, it is probably not true that Sisyphus was the Middle East's first negotiator.
The laughter lasted until the next victim was sighted, but you knew that you were condemned to relive this situation again and again, just like Sisyphus of Greek mythology (Sisyphus was condemned to rolling a boulder uphill eternally and watching it roll back).
The organisation's trends throughout history reveal a number of parallels to the tragic ancient Greek myth of Sisyphus, the king of Ephyra (modern-day Corinth).
"And I saw Sisyphus in agonizing torment trying to roll a huge stone to the top of a hill," wrote Homer in The Odyssey.
Her exhibition in Huddersfield is titled Sisyphus, a reference to The Myth of Sisyphus (1942) by Albert Camus where he concludes that happiness can be found in the simple repeated action of labour.
I pace the circumference of my kitchen while my dog, Sisyphus, follows me.
Despite a few tears, she fights on, remembering the legend of Sisyphus which her late father told her.
The poster boy for micromanagement is Sisyphus. I cannot tell you how many executives have described their job as being like "that guy who pushes a rock up the hill." Pushing a large stone up the hill forever, without either an end or a break, was indeed Sisyphus' punishment in the afterlife.
Spurning the Revolution's messianic creed, Pinera turns to Sisyphus for succor.
The actor and comedian asserted that sometimes he feels that opponents want to make Obama's job like "the one that Sisyphus had."
With the hardships of Sisyphus, we are to roll the boulder since it is clear to all of us that now name negotiations cannot be carried out, Kostovska concludes.