Archmaester Rigney once wrote that history is a wheel, for the nature of man is fundamentally unchanging.
Fantasy readers will be put in mind of The Wheel of Time, the long fantasy series mostly written by Robert Jordan...which is a pseudonym for a writer named James Oliver Rigney. Really, GRRM? A damned in-joke? GAHHHH!!!
(No, it's not a big deal, but it did throw me right out of the story.)