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History knows of perhaps no more startling instance of what the Greeks called peripateia, the terrible fall from prideful heights.
But it is my task to narrate the gradual corruption of Grimworth manners from their primitive simplicity -- a melancholy task, if it were not cheered by the prospect of the fine peripateia or downfall by which the progress of the corruption was ultimately checked.
This is peripateia, the abrupt reversal of fortune.
(losing his stake in a professional card game, his daughter becoming a young woman, Ifthikar revealing his disdain for their painfully superficial relationship), it is simple to extend the logic to the peripateia of America's antiquated stake as the supreme superpower.