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# A medieval manuscript called L contains all eighteen extant

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Re: A medieval manuscript called L contains all eighteen extant  [#permalink]

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06 Sep 2014, 08:48
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C is wrong cause it strongly says no commentaries were written at all. However, we are taking about only the extant manuscripts. It is possible that the commentaries were written, but somehow the manuscripts are lost or not found.

Then what does below sentence taken from the stimulus says,

The other eight,which appear in alphabetical order, without commentary. The Electra is one of the alphabeticals.

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That statement says Electra doesn't have commentary in the manuscript called 'L'. It doesn't say there were no commentary written for Electra in general.

Reading carefully you can see that the argument says that"the other eight, which appear only in L...". This clarify.
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07 Sep 2014, 10:46
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L - Medieval manuscript - L contains 18 extant tragedies.
10 -> have ancient commentaries in L and they appear in other medieval manuscripts -> one of them is Medea.
Other 8 -> Doesn't contain any ancient commentary in L and also doesn't appear in other medieval manuscripts.-> One of them is Electra.

A. Only Euripides’ best-known works are accompanied by ancient commentaries in extant medieval manuscripts - Cannot be inferred as best known work can be in other 8.
B. The select plays are accompanied by ancient commentaries because they were the best known of Euripides’ works - Cannot be inferred as nothing is said why they are called "select plays"
C. No commentaries were written about Euripides’ Electra in ancient times - Cannot be inferred as Electra is not found in other medieval manuscripts. There might be commentaries written else where and not found yet. No is a strong word here.
D. Euripides’ Medea never appears in medieval manuscripts unaccompanied by ancient commentary - Medea has ancient commentary in L. The passage doesn't say about other medieval manuscripts
E. Euripides’ Electra does not appear accompanied by a commentary in any extant medieval manuscript. - Can be inferred as Electra is not even mentioned in other ancient manuscripts.
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15 Jun 2015, 02:23
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There is a crucial point missing in the posted question. Please refer below mGmat link for the original question screen shot. That would make it easy
https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... 13533.html
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31 Aug 2015, 06:01
The question posted here has missed some part of the argument...
Here is the full question and official answer "clicked" correctly..
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31 Aug 2015, 06:02
The question posted here has missed some part of the argument...
Here is the full question and official answer "clicked" correctly..
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31 Aug 2015, 12:30
the given question needs to be edited.
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22 Apr 2016, 05:26
seofah wrote:
A medieval manuscript called L contains all eighteen extant tragedies
by the Greek playwright Euripides. Of these, ten called the “select
plays,” are accompanied in L by ancient commentaries and also
appear in other medieval manuscripts; this group includes some of
Euripides’ best-known works, including the Medea. The other eight,
which appear in alphabetical order, without commentary. The Electra is
one of the alphabeticals.
Which of the following can be reliably concluded on the basis of the
Statements given?
A. Only Euripides’ best-known works are accompanied by ancient
commentaries in extant medieval manuscripts.
B. The select plays are accompanied by ancient commentaries
because they were the best known of Euripides’ works.
C. No commentaries were written about Euripides’ Electra in
ancient times.
D. Euripides’ Medea never appears in medieval manuscripts
unaccompanied by ancient commentary.
E. Euripides’ Electra does not appear accompanied by a commentary
in any extant medieval manuscript.

The argument didn't talk about other extant medieval manuscripts.
We dont know if L is the only extant medieval manuscript or NOT.
So how can we reliably conclude that Euripides' Electra does not appear accompanied by a commentary
in any extant medieval manuscript
?

It is clear that Euripides' Electra has no commentary in manuscript L whcih is a medieval extant manuscript

Did the argument suggest anywhere that manuscript L is the only extant medieval manuscript?

I'll appreciate your appropriate responses with kudoses.
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22 Apr 2016, 06:42
Nez wrote:
seofah wrote:
A medieval manuscript called L contains all eighteen extant tragedies
by the Greek playwright Euripides. Of these, ten called the “select
plays,” are accompanied in L by ancient commentaries and also
appear in other medieval manuscripts; this group includes some of
Euripides’ best-known works, including the Medea.The other eight,
which appear in alphabetical order, without commentary.
The Electra is
one of the alphabeticals.
Which of the following can be reliably concluded on the basis of the
Statements given?
A. Only Euripides’ best-known works are accompanied by ancient
commentaries in extant medieval manuscripts.
B. The select plays are accompanied by ancient commentaries
because they were the best known of Euripides’ works.
C. No commentaries were written about Euripides’ Electra in
ancient times.
D. Euripides’ Medea never appears in medieval manuscripts
unaccompanied by ancient commentary.
E. Euripides’ Electra does not appear accompanied by a commentary
in any extant medieval manuscript.

The argument didn't talk about other extant medieval manuscripts.
We dont know if L is the only extant medieval manuscript or NOT.
So how can we reliably conclude that Euripides' Electra does not appear accompanied by a commentary
in any extant medieval manuscript
?

It is clear that Euripides' Electra has no commentary in manuscript L whcih is a medieval extant manuscript

Did the argument suggest anywhere that manuscript L is the only extant medieval manuscript?

I'll appreciate your appropriate responses with kudoses.
hi great chetan2u.

Hi,
E cannot be the answer in the way the Q has been written..
the highlighted portion is not grammatically or logically correct, so I read the thread above..
It seems this has been reproduced with errors and misses out on an important aspect that can relate to correct choice..
please see the post above yours, which carries an image..
the correct Q is written there and the line is actually
" the other 8, which are only in L, are called alphabeticals, because they appear in alphabetical order , without commentary.

Yeah, it is surprising that many have found the answer to be E, without this vital information..

It is not a strengthener or weakener, where we can assume to reach OA as the one in CLIMATE Q of GMATPREP, we saw yesterday.
This is a conclusion Q and has to be only on what is given in the argument..
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20 Jul 2016, 06:48
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A medieval manuscript called L contains all eighteen extant tragedies by the Greek playwright uripides. Of these, ten called the “select plays,” are accompanied in L by ancient commentaries and also appear in other medieval manuscripts; this group includes some of Euripides’ best-known works, including the Medea. The other eight, which appear in alphabetical order, without commentary. The Electra is one of the alphabeticals.

Which of the following can be reliably concluded on the basis of the
Statements given?

A. Only Euripides’ best-known works are accompanied by ancient commentaries in extant medieval manuscripts.

B. The select plays are accompanied by ancient commentaries because they were the best known of Euripides’ works.

C. No commentaries were written about Euripides’ Electra in ancient times.

D. Euripides’ Medeanever appears in medieval manuscripts unaccompanied by ancient commentary.

E. Euripides’ Electra does not appear accompanied by a commentary in any extant medieval manuscript

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07 Aug 2016, 20:57
Just from the argument, there are 2 groups
First group : Contains 10 Select plays, includes commentary, Medea is one of the play, some of the best works, also appears in medieval manuscripts
Second group : Remaining 8, Alphabetically arranged, No commentary, Electra is one of this group.

On looking at these 2 groups, only E captures the conflict. For example, First group can be Alphabetical too.

E. Euripides’ Electra does not appear accompanied by a commentary in any extant medieval manuscript

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07 Mar 2017, 22:55
E.

A. Only Euripides’ best-known works are accompanied by ancient commentaries in extant medieval manuscripts. -- As per argument, some of the best known works
B. The select plays are accompanied by ancient commentaries because they were the best known of Euripides’ works. -- Cannot be deduced from the argument.
C. No commentaries were written about Euripides’ Electra in ancient times. -- Cannot be deduced from the argument.
D. Euripides’ Medea never appears in medieval manuscripts unaccompanied by ancient commentary. -- It appears in other manuscripts but no mention if with/without any commentary.
E. Euripides’ Electra does not appear accompanied by a commentary in any extant medieval manuscript. -- appears only in L and part of group which has no commentary.
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16 Apr 2017, 04:49
POE . IMO its E.
What i did.
I saw stimulus too complicated to comprehend. since its must be true type. checking answers to eliminate
A - ONLY - extreme eliminate .
B- Best known ? = checked through the parah - found no comparisions. - extreme - eliminate
C- No new in ancient times- Out of scope
D - Never appears - Extreme
E- left out . - answer
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16 Apr 2017, 06:49
Option C and D are saying the same thing .
Then why is C wrong?
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25 Jun 2017, 20:39
I am having trouble understanding why E is correct. How can we conclude that Electra doesn't have commentary in any extant manuscripts? Could it not have commentary elsewhere, but that commentary wasn't included with package L? The passage doesn't say anything about the Alphabeticals not having commentary anywhere...

E. Euripides’ Electra does not appear accompanied by a commentary in any extant medieval manuscript.
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07 Aug 2017, 02:21
The argument tells us that a medieval manuscript ‘L’ contains all 18 existing plays written by Euripides. Out of the 18, 10 plays are accompanied by commentary and also feature in other manuscripts. The other 8 plays do not have commentaries and they appear in ‘L’ in an alphabetical order. The play ‘Medea’ appears in these last 8 plays. We need to pick up some information that merely rephrases the argument without adding any assumption or external information from our own side.

We know that the 10 plays that had commentaries included some of Euripides’ best-known works. But to say that only the best known works have commentaries will be an assumption on our part which is not supported by the passage.
Same as A. To say that they had commentaries because of the fact that they were the best works is our assumption. They could have had commentaries simply because they were accessible to scholars doing research and writing commentaries in ancient times.
Wrong information. The document ‘L’ does contain a commentary on ‘Electra’, which is part of the 10 plays.
Wrong information. ‘L’ does not have a commentary on the ‘Medea’.
Correct. If ‘L’ contains all the 18 extant tragedies and if ‘Medea’ is not accompanied by a commentary in ‘L’, then this information must be true.
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06 Oct 2017, 10:14
The other eight, which appear only in L, are call the "alphabeticals" because they appear in alphabetical order, without commentary.. lOok at these lines.. It says none of alphabeticals have commentary as said in option E
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20 Oct 2017, 08:26
It is given that the other eight tragedies appear only in L.
Electra is one these eight.
These eight appear without commentary.

So E can be inferred.
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