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Allusion to Maecenas

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The Gospel of Wealth, Andrew Carnegie

Carnegie, Andrew. "The Gospel of Wealth." 1889. Digital History. Digital History, n.d. Web. 1 Mar. 2016.

The author’s use of “Maecenas” in line 22 can BEST be thought of as

A

a satire rather than a serious account of history.

B

a personification of an idea rather than a reference to a person.

C

an archetype rather than a specific historical figure.

D

a cliché rather than an original thought.

E

an anachronism rather than an accurate historical allusion.