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Wealth, Self-sufficiency, Insolence, God-sent Infatuation, Ruin -- has echoes of Hebrew prophecy and anticipates the "Exercises"; yet even his stern drasanti pathein is calmed into the pathein mathos --
Ton phronein brotous odosanta, to pathei mathos phenta kurios echein.
The Greek Way, interpreted the trilogy's central ethical concept -- that learning comes by suffering (in Greek, the words "learning" and "suffering" rhyme, mathos / pathos) -- in the most optimistic terms: suffering can teach us not only how to suffer but how to prevent more suffering, through love, wisdom, justice and compassion.