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In his eagerness to find a city worthy of Priam, the German

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In his eagerness to find a city worthy of Priam, the German [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2005, 08:07
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In his eagerness to find a city worthy of Priam, the German archaeologist Schliemann cut through Troy and uncovered a civilization a thousand years older as was the city Homer’s heroes knew.


(A) older as was the city Homer’s heroes knew
(B) more ancient than the city known to Homer’s heroes --
(C) older than was the city known to Homer’s heroes x
(D) more ancient of a city than Homer’s heroes knew
(E) older of a city than was the one known to Homer’s heroes
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2005, 08:11
C it is...i think we need to use older...and C is the one that at least makes sense of the entire sentence...
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2005, 03:07
C sounds most natural. Years older....is the correct flow.
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Re: In his eagerness to find a city worthy of Priam, the German [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2013, 17:30
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In his eagerness to find a city worthy of Priam, the German archaeologist Schliemann cut through Troy and uncovered a civilization a thousand years older as was the city Homer’s heroes knew.


(A) older as was the city Homer’s heroes knew
(B) more ancient than the city known to Homer’s heroes --
(C) older than was the city known to Homer’s heroes x
(D) more ancient of a city than Homer’s heroes knew
(E) older of a city than was the one known to Homer’s heroes


What's the OA guys? I also thought (C) but i've seen some different comment suggesting (A) in other threads
Please clarify

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Re: In his eagerness to find a city worthy of Priam, the German [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2013, 07:20
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In his eagerness to find a city worthy of Priam, the German archaeologist Schliemann cut through Troy and uncovered a civilization a thousand years older as was the city Homer’s heroes knew.

Let us go through this simple logic. Here is a comparison question and the template idiom is “X’ older than Y”. This is the parallel set up, we need to keep up; Here X is the civilization( meaning city) and Y is city; You will find B holds good as per this tenet

A. older as was the city Homer’s heroes knew – straight out due to faulty idiom older ……as

B. more ancient than the city known to Homer’s heroes --------best

C. older than was the city known to Homer’s heroes--- older than was---an unnecessary intrusion of “was’

D .more ancient of a city than Homer’s heroes knew --- more ancient of a city – wrong idiom

E. older of a city than was the one known to Homer’s heroes --- same as C

I feel the use of “older or more ancient: is a non-issue in the context and deliberate attempt to hoodwink. In a way, older somehow has a connotation of getting physically aged that happens mostly in animates; by alluding to antiquity, ancience is a better term I feel
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