Lamachus (Greek: Λάμαχος) was an Athenian general in the Peloponnesian War. He commanded as early as 435 BC, and was prominent by the mid 420s. Aristophanes caricatured him in The Acharnians. He was one of the three generals (alongside Nicias and Alcibiades placed in command of the Sicilian Expedition; he proposed an aggressive strategy against Syracuse, which was rejected in favor of the more cautious strategy of Nicias. Donald Kagan has suggested that Lamachus's strategy might well have brought Athens a quick victory instead of the disaster that ensued.
- Aristophanes, The Acharnians. From the Perseus Project
- Kagan, Donald. The Peloponnesian War (Penguin Books, 2003). ISBN 0670032115
- Fine, John V.A. The Ancient Greeks: A critical history (Harvard University Press, 1983) ISBN 0674033140
- Hornblower, Simon, and Anthony Spawforth ed., The Oxford Classical Dictionary (Oxford University Press, 2003) ISBN 019866172X
- ↑ Henry Dickinson Westlake and Simon Hornblower, "Lamachus," from The Oxford Classical Dictionary, Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth ed.
- ↑ Aristophanes, The Acharnians
- ↑ Kagan, The Peloponnesian War
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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