599. Recent excavations suggest that the ancient peoples of the Italian peninsula merged the cult of Damia—a goddess of fertility and the harvest—with Venus.
(A) with Venus
(B) and Venus
(C) with that of Venus
(D) and Venus’
(E) and Venus’ cult
Please, explain difference between "merge X with Y" and "merge X and Y". Are both idiomatic?
Thanks in advance.
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