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Headword: Λαμάχων
Adler number: lambda,81
Translated headword: (from) Lamachoses
Vetting Status: high
[Referring to] Lamachos, a reckless general of [the] Athenians.[1] When the Athenians sailed to Sicily they elected him general together with Alkibiades[2] and Nikias.[3] He was fond of warfare. Aristophanes [writes]: "I have made treaties for myself and escaped from businesses and battles and Lamachoses. For it is sweeter by far."
Greek Original:
Λαμάχων: Λάμαχος, Ἀθηναίων στρατηγὸς ῥιψοκίνδυνος: ὅν, ὅτε εἰς Σικελίαν ἔπλεον οἱ Ἀθηναῖοι, ἐχειροτόνησαν μετὰ Ἀλκιβιάδου καὶ Νικίου. ἦν δὲ καὶ φιλοπόλεμος. Ἀριστοφάνης: σπονδὰς ποιησάμενος ἐμαυτῷ πραγμάτων τε καὶ μαχῶν καὶ Λαμάχων ἀπαλλαγείς. πολλῷ γὰρ ἔσθ' ἥδιον.
Aristophanes, Acharnians 268-271 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there.
[1] No.1770 in index I of Robert Develin, Athenian Officials 684-321 B.C. (Cambridge, 1989). See also gamma 254, kappa 2568, mu 1126, pi 485 (repeated phi 757), pi 2197, tau 659.
[2] See generally alpha 1280.
[3] See generally nu 389.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; ethics; geography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Debra Hamel on 12 August 1999@19:02:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added headword; modified translation; added keyword) on 20 September 2000@05:37:32.
David Whitehead (added x-refs; cosmetics) on 29 June 2003@04:06:08.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 24 June 2004@13:56:13.
David Whitehead (corrigendum in n.1, noticed by Ronald Allen) on 23 May 2008@04:27:47.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 1 April 2013@04:15:14.


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