Friday, September 14, 2012

what made men once great.

Auctoritas: "Charismatic Authority" The sense of one's social standing, built up through experience, Pietas, and Industria.Comitas: "Humor" Ease of manner, courtesy, openness, and friendliness.Clementia: "Mercy" Mildness and gentleness.Dignitas: "Dignity" A sense of self-worth, personal self respect,self-esteem.Firmitas: "Tenacity" Strength of mind, the ability to stick to one's purpose.Frugalitas: "Frugalness" Economy and simplicity of style, without being miserly.Gravitas: "Gravity" A sense of the importance of the matter at hand, responsibility and earnestness.Honestas: "Respectibility" The image that one presents as a respectable member of society.Humanitas: "Humanity" Refinement,civilization,learning,and being cultured.Industria: "Industriousness" Hard work.Pietas: "Dutifulness" More than religious piety; a respect for the natural order socially, politically, and religiously. Includes the ideas of patriotism and devotion to others.Prudentia: "Prudence" Foresight, wisdom, and personal discretion.Salubritas: "Wholesomeness" Health and cleanliness.Severitas: "Sternness" Gravity, self-control.Veritas: "Truthfulness" Honesty in dealing with others.Virtus: "Manliness" Valor, excellence, courage, character, and worth.“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.” ― Marcus Aurelius