They believe that God is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent, which gives him a massive amount of power, unimaginable to mortals. He commands respect and worship like the Greek gods, although he is gracious and loving. In comparison, the Greek gods seem cold because the humans are merely there for their amusement. From the beginning of time, God says, “Let us create mankind in our image, in our likeness”, which means that we have the ability to choose (Genesis 1:26). Since he gave us the freewill to make our own decisions, we are able to choose to worship him or ignore him.
For instance, on the shore, Sinon establishes his credibility to the Trojan’s by telling them of his Greek heritage. Sinon says, “O King, I shall hide nothing of the truth, / whatever comes of it for me. I’ll not / deny that I am born of Argive; this / I first confess. For fortune made of Sinon / a miserable man but not a man / of faithlessness and falsehood…” (II, 107-112). By Sinon telling the Trojans of his birth, he establishes his credibility and allows the Trojan’s to trust him.
What’s more, this activity is characteristically foreign and supernatural. When Paul states that the Spirit of God’s son will cry out “Abba!,” the Aramaic word for “Father,” he suggests that one will know that he or she is included into the promise on the basis of a language he or she is unlikely to regularly speak. At the very least, as Greek was the lingua franca and the original language of Paul’s letter, it is safe to assume that many Galatians would be less accustomed to Aramaic. The presence of a voice crying out in a foreign language or largely unfamiliar language would point to the presence of the supernatural or divine. In other words, by arguing that heirs will experience a foreign voice, Paul
In addition, Alexander thought he was the best and did not like when he was considered equal. According to The Letter from Alexander to Darius the document states, “‘In the future,’ Alexander wrote,‘any letter you write to me should be addressed to The King of All Asia. Do not write me as an equal!’” By saying “Do not write me as an equal” the document explains that Alexander thinks he is the better and more powerful than everyone else, even another, former king. This shows Alexander is conceited because in Alexander 's mind everything is all about him. Also he wouldn 't even let Darius’s family free because he didn 't write to Alexander as “The King of All Asia.
Here then is the basis for Paul’s attack on idolatry which follows: “Therefore since we are God’s offspring”; thus, humans are the true image of God. So, no image made, “by human design or skill.” could possibly be anything other than a falsification of the image of God (17:29). Paul ends his sermon by announcing that the time of ignorance is over and calling for eschatological repentance (17:30-31). Now Paul’s purpose is clear. He is not seeking to add a new god to the Athenian Pantheon; he is rather seeking the Athenians’ repentance.
In investigating the first point we can ask why Zeus is unwilling to force his will on the other gods? Is it because Zeus, for example, has a higher authority that has more power that he needs to comply with or is he just easy to manipulate? Fate and manipulation are seen scattered throughout the epic of the Iliad and I will highlight a few instances were gods are victims of these two limitations. One instance is within the chase scene between
He has some saving graces. He is a principled individual and in this regard is prepared to perform what he accepts to be his obligation to the gods — despite the fact that it includes bringing charges against his own particular father. It creates the impression that what Euthyphro's dad has done under the current conditions was reasonable under Athenian law, and it was very improbable that he would be rebuffed. By and by, Euthyphro trusts it is his religious obligation to report what his dad has done, which is his fundamental explanation behind doing it. Having satisfied his obligation as to the occasion, his still, small voice will find a sense of contentment.
Akhenaten was a devoted man that put all of his faith in the god Aten, who was the god of the sun disk. The pharaoh was originally known as Amenhotep the fourth but changed his name to Akhenaten, which meant “He who serves Aten.” Akhenaten was a strong believer in his god that having another gods name in his name was unacceptable to him. After the pharaoh fully devoted himself to his god, he tried to bring other people in worshipping Aten by developing a temple at Thebes. Although, people’s faith in their gods was much stronger and they refused to worship Aten, Akhenaten did not give up. “He disbanded the priesthood of all gods except Aten; halted the worship in their temples; and he tried to annihilate their memory by erasing their name and
Ultimately, because the Greek states supported Philip in his quest to avenge Greece against the desecration of their temples, they also supported Alexander as he continued his father’s legacy. However, despite this, there were still a few rebellions that took place following Philip’s death, and Alexander’s rise to power. Diodorus tells us that, “At Athens too there was some movement towards resistance, but the Athenians were terrified at Alexander’s first approach and granted him even greater honours than had been granted to Philip”. This shows us that the Athenians were controlled by their fear of Alexander, and perhaps indicates how Alexander, as a leader, ruled -- by using fear to maintain the loyalty of the Greek
So, not it would not follow realism. It is more of what I usually get from plays of that time the mystical or god like stories. Where the king or god is on a quest from the gods, and to find the truest true or find the ultimate power. There is just the classic signs of Greek drama and tragedy. Drama can be that Oedipus finds out that he is the old kings son.