"Then I witnessed the torture of Sisyphus"

Sisyphus, black-figure amphora, ca.530 BC
Public DomainSisyphus, black-figure amphora, ca.530 BC - Credit: Bibi Saint-Pol/Wikimedia Commons
 Sisyphus’ punishment involved struggling to push a boulder up a steep hill; just as he almost reached the top, it would roll back down to the bottom and he would have to start again.