Sisyphus


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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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For doing these horrible things, Sisyphus was condemned to roll, for eternity, a massive rock up a hill.
IN Greek mythology, Sisyphus was condemned to the task of pushing a boulder up a hill for eternity.
In true existential fashion, Camus claimed that while Sisyphus could not escape his fate, he can give it meaning by how he approaches it.
His topics are Sisyphus or schole; Plato onschole and ascholia; catharsis, schole, and play; Aristotle: on the nature of schole; making schole practical--diagfge^, mousike, and philia;otium: withdrawal for action and duty, and the disappearance of schole.
Together these artists will present the performance Sisyphos Has Been a Woman, which deals with our androcentric society and the role of women, which resembles the mythical Sisyphus, posing key questions.
After the Senate, always more gambling-friendly than the House, voted down a bill to allow a casino to be built at the Rockingham Park racetrack, even Sen Lou D'Allesandro, the Sisyphus of Slots in NH, sounded resigned to the inevitability of yet another loss.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was a king condemned to spend his afterlife trying to roll an enormous boulder to the peak of a giant hill, only to watch it roll back down over and over again for eternity.
Volume 79, page 885 reads: Sisyphus is the epitome of hopeless labor, condemned to forever roll a boulder up a slope only to see it rush back down each time.
The author uses this resounding statement from The Myth of Sisyphus as both the springboard and center of gravity for A Life Worth Living.
Its belief that it can pouch Kashmir is akin to the Sisyphus story.
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):
Vice President Binay's mission to save the lives of OFWs convicted of capital crimes in their host countries is a job for Sisyphus.
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).