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[34] ὑπὲρ μόρον. Better so written than joined into a compound adverb. Cp. Herodot. 9. 43 “πολλοὶ πεσέονται ὑπὲρ Λάχεσίν τε μόρον τε”. In Il.20. 336 the phrase “ὑπὲρ μοῖραν” occurs; the adverbial “ὑπέρμορα” is found Il.2. 155.This is a sort of popular solution of the difficulty in reconciling divine power with human free-will. There was a certain amount of inevitable fate ordained as each man's lot, but this fate could be aggravated or hastened by human misconduct. Cp. Milton, Par. L. 3. 86 "Without least impulse or shadow of fate."

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