Aristophanes and Lamachus

1. 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
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2. How is Lamachus portrayed in the Acharnians?

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

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

  • Military generals weren't paid
  • It was well known that Lamachus was poor
  • Lamachus' pay cheque was always public
  • Men weren't paid at all if they were aged 40 or more

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

  • Stealing food from the Athenians by making peace with Sparta
  • Earning a profit from his role as military general
  • Blackmailing the soldiers and citizens of Athens
  • Beginning the War by stealing a Megarian slave

5. What does Lamachus' name mean?

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


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