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1581. Space.—The accusative denotes the space or way over which an action is extended, and the measure of the space traversed.

ἄγειν (στρατιὰ_ν) ““στενὰ_ς ὁδούςto lead an army over narrow roadsX. C. 1.6.43, ἐξελαύνει σταθμοὺς τρεῖς, παρασάγγα_ς εἴκοσι καὶ δύο he advances three stages, twenty- two parasangs X. A. 1.2.5, ““ἀπέχει Πλάταια τῶν Θηβῶν σταδίους ἑβδομήκονταPlataea is seventy stades distant from ThebesT. 2.5.

a. This use is analogous to the cognate accusative after verbs of motion (ἐξόδους ἐξελθεῖν, πλεῖν θάλατταν).

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