Ancient History Competition 18

In 425 Aristophanes makes fun of this man’s love for war.
In 405, 9 years after this man’s death, Aristophanes laments his loss and calls him a ‘hero’.
He is speechless in Thucydides.

Who is he?

Economic historian and numismatic consultant


  1. Lamakhos, and the plays would be Akharnai, in which he’s a character, and Frogs, in which Aiskhylos speaks of him in the context of the martial qualities inspired by his own plays.

    • The specific line in Frogs is 1039 (ends “Lamakhos heros”).

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