Aristophanes and Lamachus

1. Which is the first accusation Aristophanes makes of Lamachus in the opening scene?

  • Blackmailing the soldiers and citizens of Athens
  • Stealing food from the Athenians by making peace with Sparta
  • Earning a profit from his role as military general
  • Beginning the War by stealing a Megarian slave
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2. What does Lamachus' name mean?

  • Bald Man
  • Great Fighter
  • King of the waves
  • Cowardly Fighter

3. How is Lamachus portrayed in the Acharnians?

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

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

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

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

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


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