If the Persians hide the sun, the battle will be in shade rather than sunlight.

εἰ ἀποκρυπτόντων τῶν Μήδων τὸν ἥλιον ὑπὸ σκιῇ ἔσοιτο πρὸς αὐτοὺς ἡ μάχη καὶ οὐκ ἐν ἡλίῳ.

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Original Citation

Herodotus. Histories. 430 BC, bk. 7, sect. 226.

Current Citation

Herodotus. Histories. Translated by Robin Waterfield. Oxford UP, 2008, bk. 7, sect. 226.