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The Warrior Ethos was written by Steven Pressfield, it was published March 11, 2011. The book is listed under many different genre’s, such as; war, military, philosophy, self-help, and psychology. The Warrior Ethos is devised into three parts, thirty chapters and it’s roughly ninty pages long. Though the book is short, it describes history as far back as Adam and Eve and then it jumps into the present day goings-ons. Mr. Pressfield wrote The Warrior Ethos as an addition, almost an explanation to An Epic Novel of: The Battle of Thermopylae: Gate of Fire. He uses The Warrior Ethos as an explanation as to why the Spartans were so socially oriented around the warriors aspect of life, so unlike the Greeks, who thought creating beautiful artwork and architecture was the main focal point in life. The narration of this book isn’t really about any one character, it’s more of a history lesson given by the author. ‘The language of the Warrior Ethos is private. It speaks warrior to warrior and doesn’t care if outsiders get it or not.’ Ethos defined; the moral character, nature, dispostion and customs of a people or culture. Warrior Ethos defined; ‘counterpoise to fear,’ ‘directed inward to inspire us to contest against and defeat those enemies within our own hearts,’ ‘courage,’ ‘mandates respect for the enemy,’ ‘the group comes before the indiviidual,’ ‘the willing and eager embracing of adversity,’ ‘death before dishonor,’ ‘commands that brute aggression be tempered and guided by moral principle,’all of these phrases define what The Warrior Ethos is trying to teach us. The Warrior Ethos is honor incarnate, the way of The Brotherhood, to many it was, and to some it still is, a way of life. The book describes so many people and places and chock full of historical recollections that it’d be illogical to try and discuss them all, therefore, only a few will be mentioned. ‘The Spartans do not ask how many are the enemy but where are they.’ In The Warrior

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