https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giambattista_Vico See there “Scienza Nuova”
Briefly, The Wheel is the wheel of history, against which we are powerless. Sometimes it turns “up” and sometimes it turns “down,” and it must of necessity do one on the heels of the other. Like a wheel. Good times follow bad follow good follow bad... It’s more complex, of course, because, while it turns, we are doing stupid things to make it turn, especially from good to bad.
More important is the effect Vico’s thinking had upon so many others in the fields of history, philosophy and literature.
My friend Peter Mikalajunas was born in Lithuania and, coincidentally, his mother was also born in Siberia due to Soviet deportations. Small world. Of course, not Siberia. Nothing small there except for a few young mink.
Life is better in Madrid. Even better in Barcelona I hear. Someday...