A School Grammar of Attic Greek

Thomas Dwight Goodell

SIMPLE SENTENCES/ Nouns: The Cases

The Genitive

505. The Genitive is a blend of two cases, once distinct. These are

  1. The Genitive proper (like the Latin genitive),
  2. The old Ablative, or From case.

In great part the two sets of uses are fairly distinct; but some uses are puzzling, and must be learned mainly through reading. (In Latin the genitive remained pure, and the ablative was blended with the instrumental and the locative. See 528.)

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