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By the time Artabasdos advanced on Constantinople and was accepted as Emperor, Constantine was defeated and sought refugee in Amorion.
(A) was
(B) had
(C) have
(D) had been
(E) have been

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By the time Artabasdos advanced on Constantinople and was accepted as Emperor, Constantine was defeated and sought refugee in Amorion.
(A) was
(B) had
(C) have
(D) had been
(E) have been


We need to use past perfect to show an event has happened before another event in the past.

Event 1 - Constantine was defeated
Event 2 - After Constantine was defeated, Astabasdos became emperor

Hence event 1 happened before event 2. For event 1 we use past perfect "had been" and for event 2 we use simple perfect "was".

Hence D is the correct answer.
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