Aristophanes and Lamachus

1. Why were military generals and officers elected?

  • The Assembly could not afford to fund the military
  • The members of the Assembly demanded it
  • The job required skill
  • The job required general popularity
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2. How is Lamachus portrayed in the Acharnians?

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

3. 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

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

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

5. What does Lamachus' name mean?

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


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