Aristophanes and Lamachus

1. Why was Aristophanes wrong in accusing Lamachus of profiting from his job?

  • Lamachus' pay cheque was always public
  • Men weren't paid at all if they were aged 40 or more
  • Military generals weren't paid
  • It was well known that Lamachus was poor
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2. How is Lamachus portrayed in the Acharnians?

  • Witty and intelligent
  • Pompous and Self-Important
  • Quiet and sly
  • Loud and Insensitive

3. Why was Aristophanes wrong in accusing Lamachus of avoiding places of battle?

  • Lamachus had killed the prince of Sparta just before the play was performed
  • The Assembly voted on where to send military generals
  • He had lost an arm in battle just before the play was performed
  • Clean himself chose where Lamachus was to go

4. Who was Lamachus at the time of the Acharnians' performance?

  • A hated politician related to Cleon
  • A widely feared Spartan tyrant
  • A recently elected military general
  • A opponent comic playwright

5. How does Aristophanes present Lamachus as a personification of war?

  • Covered in cuts and bruises
  • With a gorgon on his shield and feather plumes on his helmet
  • With ten swords and a war horn
  • With one arm and two spears


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