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Preposition ἐν with the dative: time frame


ἐν ἑβδομήκοντα ἔτεσιν οὐδὲν ἐξήμαρτεν εἰς ὑμᾶς

‘In seventy years he has not done you any wrong.’ (Lys. 20.10)

The preposition ἐν with the dative signals a time frame.

Example Sentences: 

χρόνος δίκαιον ἄνδρα δείκνυσιν μόνος· κακὸν δὲ κἂν ἐν ἡμέρᾳ γνοίης μιᾷ

Only time shows a righteous man for what he is; but a base man you could come to know in a single day.