DISCUSSION: Barbu agrees with Snell. Ancient Greek drama allowed individual choice. Barbu goes further, and says that drama tells us something about Greek society itself.
This doesn’t have to be true; sometimes drama doesn’t accurately reflect society (think of action movies). So Barbu is assuming drama gives us an accurate picture of Greek society.
- Barbu isn’t saying that the Greeks understood anything because of Aeschylus. He’s saying that we can understand something about the Greeks: they were individualistic.
- This sounds a lot like A. The same explanation applies.
- Barbu didn’t say anything about original sources (he only had two lines). This is an awful big stretch.
- CORRECT. If Aeschylean drama is wildly inaccurate, it’s hard to see why it tells us anything about Greek society.
- This is like answer choice C. Barbu had two lines. There’s no way to conclude anything about the entire Western world. Barbu didn’t even mention the Western world. Maybe Barbu is Japanese, not Western. The LSAT wants you to make unsupported assumptions on this answer choice.
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