Saturday, 2 July 2016

Which Tory leadership candidate and future Prime Minister possesses most of these Roman virtues?

Auctoritas — "Spiritual Authority" — The sense of one's social standing, built up through experience, Pietas, and Industria.

Comitas — "Humour" — Ease of manner, courtesy, openness, and friendliness.

Constantia — "Perseverance" — Military stamina, mental and physical endurance.

Clementia — "Mercy" — Mildness and gentleness.

Dignitas — "Dignity" — A sense of self-worth, personal pride.

Disciplina — "Discipline" — Military oath under Roman protective law & citizenship.

Firmitas — "Tenacity" — Strength of mind, the ability to stick to one's purpose.

Frugalitas — "Frugality" — Economy and simplicity of style, without being miserly.

Gravitas — "Gravity" — A sense of the importance of the matter at hand, responsibility and earnestness.

Honestas — "Respectability" — The image that one presents as a respectable member of society.

Humanitas — "Humanity" — Refinement, civilization, learning, and being cultured.

Industria — "Industriousness" — Hard work.

Iustitia — "Justice" — Sense of moral worth to an action.

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. Vir meaning "man".

It's unlikely to be Leadsom.

It can't be Crabb.

It f [ill in the blank] be Fox.

It mustn't be May.

It's got to be Gove.

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