On circles; more soon:

‘The strong are, as a matter of fact, never absolutely strong, nor are the weak absolutely weak, but neither is aware of this. They have in common a refusal to believe that they both belong to the same species . . . Thus it happens that those who have force on loan from fate count on it too much and are destroyed . . . And now we see them committed irretrievably to chance; suddenly things cease to obey them . . . This retribution, which has a geometrical rigor, which operates automatically to penalize the abuse of force, was the main subject of Greek thought. It is the soul of the epic.’

-Simone Weil, The Iliad, or The poem of force