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1325. The genitive denotes measure of space, time, or degree.

““ὀκτὼ σταδίων τεῖχοςa wall eight stades longT. 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 δυνά<*> they advanced to a great pitch of power T. 1.118, τὶ δόξης some honour (aliq<*> 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_κετοhe reached such a pitch of boldnessD. 21.194, ““ἐν παντὶ ἀθυ_μία_ςin utter despondencyT. 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_ςto this stage of lifeL. 5.3. Some of these genitives may also be explained by 1306.

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