The passage demonstrates the Greeks hold a strong posture over their undeniable superiority of the gods over mortals. It is stated that gods are the core element of existence and reside here to stay an eternity, and as such, their dominance shall not be jeopardized by any being other than a god. With these defensive claims of their beliefs, it is fair to say the Greeks thought that by understanding the gods, they would be understanding nature itself.
a. The theft of the old man's most prized possession brings him happiness.
Irony is a figure of speech in which words are used in such a way that their intended meaning is different from the actual meaning of the words. It may also be a situation that ends up in quite a different way than what is generally anticipated. In simple words, it is a difference between appearance and reality. and it says the theftt of his most prized possession brings him happiness.Now, most people if somebody steals their most prized possession won't bring us happiness it would make us upset and mad.
Answer: A paradox is a statement that contradicts itself, or that must be both true and untrue at the same time. ... But a key part of paradoxes is that they at least sound reasonable. They're not obvious nonsense, and it's only upon consideration that we realize their self-defeating logic. For example: This statement is a lie.