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Prepositions with the dative: time
ἐν τούτῳ δὲ τῷ καιρῷ αἱ μὲν κύνες προσκείσονται
‘At that moment the dogs will start attacking.’ (Xen. Hunt. 10.10)
The preposition ἐν with the dative signals a point in time.
TBX - ἐν, ἀμφί (in, on);
- ἐπί (close to, by, on).
In poetry ἀμφί is also found; in Herodotus ἐπί is often used.
μαλθακώδεα, τοῖσίδε χρὴ τοῖσι φαρμάκοισι χρῆσθαι ἐν χειμῶνι μᾶλλον ἢ ἐν θέρει
Emollients: these medicines should be used in the winter rather than in the summer.
σπεύδειν γὰρ ἐν καιρῷ χρεών.
It is necessary to hurry at the right moment.