In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was a convict. He committed a variety of crimes: deceit, theft and hubris. He was guilty of impugning death and returning to the land of the living, where he enjoyed the extraordinary beauty of a life reclaimed before being sent back to the Underworld to face his punishment.
The stories that detail each of these crimes are many and complex, but they have in common the fact that Sisyphus was guilty of being human, of loving life and wanting to cheat death.
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