Have you lost your Manly Thumos? How to restore your Spiritedness – Maccabee Society

 

Homer’s Greek epic the Iliad is a catechism on the merits and dangers of θυμός (thumos). Thumos is the breath of the warrior. It is the emboldened spiritedness of a man. We find in Homer’s character Achilles the icon of irrational thumos. His name is combination of ἄχος “distress, pain” and λαός “people” resulting in “he who has the people distressed.” His fame…

via Have you lost your Manly Thumos? How to restore your Spiritedness — Maccabee Society

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