Aristophanes and Lamachus

1. How is Lamachus portrayed in the Acharnians?

  • Quiet and sly
  • Pompous and Self-Important
  • Loud and Insensitive
  • Witty and intelligent
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2. What does Lamachus' name mean?

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

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

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

4. Why were military generals and officers elected?

  • The members of the Assembly demanded it
  • The job required general popularity
  • The job required skill
  • The Assembly could not afford to fund the military

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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