The dictionary defines “Ethos” as “the moral character, nature, disposition and customs of people or culture”. Throughout the book Pressfield gives examples from past history warriors to modern day to day events trying to explain what the warrior ethos means to him. He believes no one is born with warrior ethos but taught through training and discipline. Different cultures during different times in history trained their warriors in various ways. When a Spartan boy was born, the mother would send the baby to be inspected for physical hardiness.
Air Force Core Values “The foundation is integrity, fortified by a commitment to the service of our country, and fueled by a drive in excellence in all that we do. The Air Force recognizes integrity first, service before self, and excellence as its core values. These are values every member must believe in, and more importantly, must live by. They are not just words, they are the standard. The core values are much more than the standard for work, they are a standard for life.
The bond is made by decades of rigorous training, politics, etc. thta make them different. In the Marines, recruit training is the genesis of the enduring sense of brotherhood that characterizes the Corps. New recruits are told they start that " A Marine Believes- in his God, in his Country, in his Corps, in his buddies and himself." All the events and obstacles that Marines go through is not done individually but with team work.
Mulan wanted to help save her father from the war so she goes to war for him. All heroes want to do his help people. I think heroes are made to give people hope that someone is always there for them. In the movie Indiana Jones his quest his to find his father, which was taken by the German soldiers. Indiana’s father needed his help and Indiana was trying his best to save him.
the trainer of a Retiarius would be called Doctores Retiarii. When a man was accepted into a school and finished his initial training he would referred to as Tirones Gladiatores or as the crowd called them Tiro. However if they survived their first fight they would be re-named: Veteranus. Gladiatorial Training Gladiatorial training starts with a novicius (new gladiator) getting to his peak fitness. However, he does not train with real weapons as that could be a potential safety hazard for trainers and staff.
Children were raised to be soldiers, loyal to the state, strong and self-disciplined. Soldiers took the boys from their mothers at age 7, housed them in a hall with other boys and trained them to be soldiers. The boys endured harsh physical discipline to make them strong. The marched without shoes and went without food. They learned to fight, tolerate pain and survive through their fears.
Ramesses the great held annual public ceremony for the people to recognize who he was, thus giving a face to the orders. His innovation in critical thinking, or thinking outside the box in concerns to politics, gave Ramesses more support in his campaigns (Smithson). Ramesses the Great was trained to become a ruler from a very young age. Seti, his father, put the up incoming King through “rigorous educational training” (Smithson) which was never enforced prior to his rule during the ninetieth dynasty, training young sons of Pharaohs was unprecedented (Smithson). All Pharaohs had one ultimate goal in life, to cheat death and become immortal in the eyes of history.
Using The Core Values Everyday Many people know the words Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage and what they mean, but how often do we actually live up to them? I learned the Seven Core Army Values through JROTC and ROTC programs and I have noticed that I practically use them everyday. I show loyalty by believing in myself and my fellow cadets here with me in this ROTC program. I will support my leadership and also stand up for the team/cadets. Another way that I show loyalty is by wearing the uniform of the U.S. Army.
For those who are lied to so they join and those who join freely knowing what they are getting into their training in basic and the treatment they first receive at their new unit is crucial to their perception of military life and way of thinking. Many new soldiers do not have thick skin in the beginning, who can’t handle criticism from their peers become callus and resort to alcohol or even drugs to take the edge off. Now they go to war and spend up to a year in combat where their feelings of callus and their own disregard for other people and their wellbeing are intensified by their actions that they must do to survive. Now theses soldiers who return home and thrown back into public life with just 7 half days of reintegration and classes and one day to go over any medical and mental issues. Many soldiers lie about their mental wellbeing just so they can get done early and hit the bar.
Now say that a war veteran wants his son to be a perfect warrior, so he not only ensures he has a boy, but alters his childs genes to make him strong, quick and agile. But doesn’t stop there, he also manipulates the boys aggression. Now you no doubtedly have the perfect soldier. But you have now taken away that kids identity. In the prehistoric rome a child’s profession was not a choice but a requirement to do as their father or mother did.