"Plato's assertion of cosmic cyclicity exercised a strong influence on Greek, and later Roman thought. It was taken to the logical extreme by the Stoics, who believed in the concept of palingenesia -- the literal reappearance of the same people and events in cycle after cycle, an idea that strikes most people today as utterly sterile and repugnant."
-- From About Time by Paul Davies, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1995, pg. 29
Today's word for the day is brought to you by the letter Mittens and the number Pauly.
I woulda said the number Zombie-Eyed Granny Starver, but I'm not sure I can count that high.