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1540. The dative denotes the time at which an action takes place and the date of an event.

ταύτην μὲν τὴν ἡμέρα_ν αὐτοῦ ἔμειναν, τῇ δὲ ὑστεραίᾳ κτλ. throughout that day they waited there, but on the day following, etc. X. H. 1.1.14. So τῇ προτεραίᾳ the day before, τῇ δευτέρᾳ the second day, Ἐλαφηβολιῶνος μηνὸς ἕκτῃ (ἡμέρᾳ) ““φθίνοντοςon the sixth of waning ElaphebolionAes. 2.90, ““ἕνῃ καὶ ϝέᾳon the last of the monthD. 18.29; ““τρίτῳ μηνίin the third monthL. 21.1, ““περιιόντι τῷ θέρειwhen summer was coming to an endT. 1.30, ἐξηκοστῷ ἔτει in the sixtieth year 1. 12; also with ὥρᾳ (““χειμῶνος ὥρᾳin the winter seasonAnd. 1.137).

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