The summary given in passage B (lines 36-43) most closely corresponds to which one of the following approaches to his...

tomgbean on November 30, 2019

D and C

Please explain the difference between D and C.

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tomgbean on November 30, 2019

I am sorry, I meant the difference between D and B.

BenMingov on November 30, 2019

Hi Tomgbean, thanks for the question.

The summary described in lines 36-43 of passage B describe how the Roman emperor Augustus defined the role of women to be domestic mothers and/or wives. This was an important point in his interpretation of old-fashioned Roman morality, in which the peace and stability of Rome rested on the integrity of the Roman family. Domestic women were key to this integrity.

This parallels passage A as stated in answer choice B because Augustus' focus on the domesticity of women to influence peace and stability within Rome is akin to how historians in passage A discuss the domesticity of women influencing culture and politics.

The reason answer choice D is incorrect is because Augustus' notion of female domesticity does not speak about the role of masculinity in any capacity. All we can gather from his attempt to redefine the role of women is the role of women's domesticity.

Let me know if this helped and please ask if you have any other questions!