on March 7, 2022
I eliminated answer choice (D) since it contained the word 'Analogy'. Had it substituted the word 'Counterexample' for the word 'Analogy' I would have chosen it instead.
In other words, I ruled this out because I believed the definition of 'Analogy' to be something along the lines of "describing an occurrence/situation that overlaps enough with the given occurrence/situation that truths/conclusions about the given occurrence/situation can be sussed out by sussing out truths from the analogous situation". To me, an analogy, therefore, employs a general example.
A counterexample, on the other hand, gives a specific example that counters a point being made. Ruth gives a specific example, stating there are currently authors who writing about Roman culture and doing so 'well'.
How is this an analogy and not a counterexample when the threshold for a counterexample, in this case specificity, seems to have been met?
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on March 9, 2022