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Prepositions with the accusative: time
ἡνίκα δ’ ἦν ἀμφὶ μέσας νύκτας, παρῆν Σεύθης ἔχων τοὺς ἱππέας
‘When it was around midnight Seuthes arrived with his horses.’ (Xen. Anab. 7.3.40)
Prepositions with the accusative signal an approximate point in time.
Apart from ἀμφί and περί (about, around), εἰς, πρός and ὑπό (by) are also used.
ἀκούσαντες δ' οἱ Ἕλληνες συνήδρευσαν περὶ μέσας νύκτας καὶ ἐβουλεύοντο περὶ τῶν ἐπιφερομένων κινδύνων.
When the Greeks heard that, they gathered by night and discussed the imminent danger.
ἐπικούρους τε ξυλλέξαντες ἐς ἑπτακοσίους διέβησαν ὑπὸ νύκτα ἐς τὴν Σάμον
They assembled about seven thousand mercenaries and crossed over to Samos over the course of the night.
ἐπικούρους τε ξυλλέξαντες ἐς ἑπτακοσίους διέβησαν ὑπὸ νύκτα ἐς τὴν Σάμον.
They assembled about seven thousand mercenaries and crossed over to Samos around the night.
ἐπειδὴ δὲ ἦν πρὸς ἡμέραν, ἧκεν ἐκείνη καὶ τὴν θύραν ἀνέῳξεν.
At dawn she arrived and opened the door.
τὴν μὲν οὖν ἡμέραν οὕτως ἀνεῖχον, εἰς δὲ τὴν ἑσπέραν, ἐπεὶ σκότος εἴη, ἐξεβίβαζεν.
They continued with this during the day, but by the evening, when it started getting dark, he let them leave.
ὑπὸ τὴν πρώτην ἐπελθοῦσαν νύκτα ἀπέδρη ἐπὶ θάλασσαν.
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