Kerostasia, The Dictates of Fate, and the Will of Zeus in the Iliad

@article{Morrison1997KerostasiaTD,
  title={Kerostasia, The Dictates of Fate, and the Will of Zeus in the Iliad},
  author={James V. Morrison},
  journal={Arethusa},
  year={1997},
  volume={30},
  pages={276 - 296}
}
There was a merchant in Baghdad who sent his servant to market to buy provisions and in a little while the servant came back, white and trembling, and said, “Master, just now when I was in the market-place I was jostled by a woman in the crowd and when I turned I saw it was Death that jostled me. She looked at me and made a threatening gesture; now, lend me your horse, and I will ride away from this city and avoid my fate. I will go to Samarra and there Death will not find me.” The merchant… 

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