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 profiting from his job?

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

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

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

4. What does Lamachus' name mean?

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

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

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


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