GRE Text Completion: JiJing 1373-GRE填空机经1373题 - RLR7QZWF5RF45236A

Invention was (i)____________ the work of the ancient Greek historians, whose writings were filled with long and often purely fictitious speeches by great historical figures. The animating force in historical writing was rhetoric rather than (ii)____________. Even well into the eighteenth century, not a few historians continued to understand themselves as artists, given a license to invent. A. discouraged in B. eloquence C. a hallmark of D. evidence E. exceptional in F. imagination