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GENITIVE OF MEASURE 1325

The genitive denotes measure of space, time, or degree.

ὀκτὼ σταδίων τεῖχος a wall eight stades long T. 7.2, πέντε ἡμερῶν σι_τία provisions for five days 7. 43 (cp. fossa pedum quindecim, exilium decem annorum Less commonly with a neuter adjective or pronoun: ἐπὶ μέγα ἐχώρησαν δυνάμεως they advanced to a great pitch of power T. 1.118, τὶ δόξης some honour (aliquid famae) 1. 5, ἀμήχανον εὐδαιμονία_ς (something infinite in the way of happiness) infinite happiness P. A. 41c (with emphasis on the adj.). But the phrases εἰς τοῦτο, εἰς τοσοῦτο ἀφικέσθαι (ἤκειν, ἐλθεῖν, προσβαίνειν, usually with a personal subject) followed by the genitive of abstracts are common: εἰς τοῦτο θράσους ἀφί_κετο he reached such a pitch of boldness D. 21.194, ἐν παντὶ ἀθυ_μία_ς in utter despondency T. 7.55, ἐν τούτῳ παρασκευῆς in this stage of preparation 2. 17, κατὰ τοῦτο καιροῦ at that critical moment 7. 2. The article with this genitive is unusual in classical Greek: εἰς τοῦτο τῆς ἡλικία_ς to this stage of life L. 5.3. Some of these genitives may also be explained by 1306.

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Under the head of measure belongs amount: δυοῖν μναῖν πρόσοδος an income of two minae X. Vect. 3.10. Cp. cross1296, cross1323.

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Predicate Use.—ἐπειδὰν ἐτῶν ᾖ τις τριά_κοντα when a man is thirty years old P. L. 721a, τὰ τείχη ἦν σταδίων ὀκτώ the walls were eight stades long T. 4.66.

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