These cosmological ideas about fire, perhaps functioned as a justification stoitsistskoy philosophy of life. If everything repeats itself, then the world can not be improved. The best thing we can - is meekly tolerate. One is the Emperor, the other a slave, and nothing can be done about it. We can only play the role intended us with the greatest dignity. Such cyclical philosophy of history can be fatalistic and anti-revolutionary. However, this does not necessarily. What if this cycle repeats itself suggests that one of its stages it be in rebellion, or conduct social reforms?