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[286] ἐκ νυκτῶν, ‘by night.’ Perhaps meaning ‘after the night-watches have set in;’ for the plural of “νύξ” is used in this sense, as in Pind. Pyth.4. 455ἆμαρ νύκτες” and “μέσαι νύκτες” Plato Rep.621B; cp. Ar. Nub.1τὸ χρῆμα τῶν νυκτῶν ὅσον. ἐκ νυκτῶν” occurs in this sense in Theogn. 460; Aesch. Cho.288μάταιος ἐκ νυκτῶν φόβος”, and Eurip. Rhes.13Eurip. Rhes., 17. Eurip. Itis possible here that the phrase implies that the wild winds come actually ‘out of the darkness.’

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    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 288
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    • Plato, Republic, 621b
    • Pindar, Pythian, 4
    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 1
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