The traditional view of the Roman emperor Caligula as a cruel and insane tyrant has been challenged by some modern hi...

Irene on June 30, 2019

Explain c

Why does C most strongly support the view of modern historians. I don't see it. Wouldn't it weaken their view by comparing it to others. Just because it says alleged doesn't mean that they were in fact not cruel tyrants. Please help.

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Shunhe on December 27, 2019

Hi @Irene-Vera,

Recall the argument the modern historians are making. We want evidence that supports the thesis that Caligula may not have been as cruel or insane as we thought he was. (C) supports this argument because it basically tells us that since the histories were written by his enemies, it's possible that they were just taking stereotypical evil tyrant acts and saying that Caligula carried them out. Also remember that the answer choices on the LSAT are not in a vacuum. We have to compare each of them to the other ones to find the BEST answer, and when compared to the others, (C) is the best answer. Hope this helps.