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    DescriptionThroughout the Classical period, the Athenian hoplite demonstrated an unwavering willingness to close with and kill the enemies of Athens, whenever and wherever he was required to do so. Yet, despite his pugnacity, he was not a professional soldier; he was an untrained amateur who was neither forced into battle nor adequately remunerated for the risks he faced in combat. As such, when he took his place in the phalanx, when he met his enemy, when he fought, killed and died, he did so largely as an act of will. By applying modern theories of combat motivation, this book seeks to understand that will, to explore the psychology of the Athenian hoplite and to reveal how that impressive warrior repeatedly stifled his fears, mustered his courage and willingly plunged himself into the ferocious savagery of close-quarters battle.

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    The Psychology of the Athenian Hoplite
    The Culture of Combat in Classical Athens
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jason Crowley
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 252
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 510 g
    ISBN 13: 9781107020610
    ISBN 10: 1107020611

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    Edition statement
    New ed.
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    15 b/w illus.
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    31 October 2012
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    Jason Crowley studied at the University of Manchester and now lectures at the University of Nottingham.
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction; 2. Recruitment, mobilisation and deployment; 3. The primary group; 4. The military unit; 5. The socio-political system; 6. The compliance relationship; 7. Conclusion.