Aristophanes and Lamachus

1. How is Lamachus portrayed in the Acharnians?

  • Quiet and sly
  • Witty and intelligent
  • Pompous and Self-Important
  • Loud and Insensitive
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2. 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
  • Clean himself chose where Lamachus was to go
  • The Assembly voted on where to send military generals
  • He had lost an arm in battle just before the play was performed

3. What does Aristophanes accuse Lamachus of second in the opening scene?

  • Secretly making peace with the Spartans
  • Staying at home and not going to fight at all
  • Avoiding battle by going places where there was no fighting
  • Blackmailing the members of the Assembly

4. What does Lamachus' name mean?

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

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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