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Question of the Day (20-Nov-19)

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The question below consists of a paragraph in which the first and last sentences are identified as S1 and S2 respectively. Choose the option that has the most logical order of the intermediate sentences.

S1 Time to return to the Wolfian theory.
S2 Moreover, we find no contradictions warranting this belief, and the so-called sixteen poets concur in getting rid of the following leading men in the first battle after the secession of Achilles: Elphenor, chief of the Euboeans; Tlepolemus, of the Rhodians; Pandarus, of the Lycians; Odius, of the Halizonians; Pirous and Acamas, of the Thracians; None of these heroes again make their appearance, and we can but agree with Colonel Mure, that "it seems strange that any number of independent poets should have so harmoniously dispensed with the services of all six in the sequel.
  1. Nor is Lachmann's modification of his theory any better.
  2. While it is to be confessed, that Wolf's objections to the primitive integrity of the Iliad and Odyssey have never been wholly got over, we cannot help discovering that they have failed to enlighten us as to any substantial point, and that the difficulties with which the whole subject is beset, are rather augmented than otherwise, if we admit his hypothesis.
  3. This, as Grote observes, "explains the gaps and contradictions in the narrative, but it explains nothing else."
  4. He divides the first twenty-two books of the Iliad into sixteen different songs, and treats as ridiculous the belief that their amalgamation into one regular poem belongs to a period earlier than the age of Peisistratus.

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 1)BADC
 2)DCBA
 3)CADB
 4)ABDC
 5)ACDB

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