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1349. The genitive is used with verbs signifying to aim at, strive after, desire (genitive of the end desired).

““ἀνθρώπων στοχάζεσθαιto aim at menX. C. 1.6.29, ““ἐφι_έμενοι τῶν κερδῶνdesiring gainT. 1.8, ““πάντες τῶν ἀγαθῶν ἐπιθυ_μοῦσινall men desire what is goodP. R. 438a, ““τὸ ἐρᾶν τῶν καλῶνthe passionate love of what is nobleAes. 1.137, ““πεινῶσι χρημάτωνthey are hungry for wealthX. S. 4. 36, ““πόλις ἐλευθερία_ς διψήσα_σαa state thirsting for freedomP. R. 562c. So with ὀϊστεύειν shoot at (poet.), λιλαίεσθαι desire (poet.), γλίχεσθαι desire. φιλεῖν love, ποθεῖν long for take the accusative.

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    • Raphael Kühner, Bernhard Gerth, Ausführliche Grammatik der griechischen Sprache, KG 1.3.1
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