You can’t be forever sacrificing your daughter, carving up your uncles and hanging yourself if you are also running a fourth-generation bottle factory in Leicestershire. There just aren’t enough hours in the day, for a start.
You can hardly open a newspaper at the moment without being bashed around the head by a headline involving the word “Greek” in close proximity to the word “tragedy”. But can actual Greek tragedies teach us anything about the crisis? Yes, and also about the importance of families when politics goes pear-shaped.