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Headword: Porrô tôn nuktôn
Adler number: pi,2088
Translated headword: far into the night
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[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.
Notes:
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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