And personal ethos.

from Christopher Dorner – Manifesto on Rap Genius

Meaning

‘Ethos is a Greek word meaning “character” that is used to describe the guiding beliefs or ideals that characterize a community, nation, or ideology (or in Dorner’s use here, an individual).

Early Greek stories of Orpheus — a legendary musician, poet, and prophet in ancient Greek religion and myth — exhibit this idea in a compelling way. The word’s use in rhetoric is closely based on the Greek terminology used by Aristotle in his concept of the three artistic proofs.

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