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Headword: Porrô tôn nuktôn
Adler number: pi,2088
Translated headword: far into the night
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] around midnight.
"Some of those who were with him far into the night, that is, those whose soul was in a state of purity, witnessed a demonic apparition."[1]
Greek Original:
Porrô tôn nuktôn: peri to mesonuktion. tines de tôn autôi parontôn porrô pou tôn nuktôn, dêlonoti hoisper en katharôi ên hê psuchê, phasma theasasthai daimonion.
The headword phrase (which literally means 'far of the nights') is perhaps extracted from the quotation given, though there is a much earlier instance in Plato, Symposium 217D (quoted by Phrynichus and Timaeus).
[1] An approximation of Procopius, Secret History 12.20 (on demonic phenomena associated with the emperor Justinian).
Keywords: biography; chronology; definition; historiography; history; philosophy; politics; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: William Hutton on 17 February 2013@14:57:20.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 17 February 2013@23:41:19.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; tweaking) on 18 February 2013@05:00:57.
David Whitehead on 10 October 2013@08:22:07.
David Whitehead (coding; my typo) on 24 May 2016@03:25:15.


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