A School Grammar of Attic Greek

Thomas Dwight Goodell

SIMPLE SENTENCES/ Nouns: The Cases

The Accusative: Freer Accusatives

538. The Accusative of a noun of time or space may denote extent:

Ἔμεινε τρεῖς ἡμέρᾱς.
He remained three days.

ἔτη γεγονὼς ἑβδομήκοντα
seventy years old
Plato Apology 17d

 

πολὺν χρόνον ἠπόρουν.
I was in doubt a long time.
Plato Apology 21b

 

Ἐξελαύνει σταθμὸν ἕνα παρασάγγᾱς ὀκτώ.
He marches one dayʼs journey, eight parasangs.

ἀπεῖχον τῆς Ἑλλάδος οὐ μεῖον ἢ μῡ́ρια στάδια.
They were not less than ten thousand stades distant from Greece.
Xen. Anabasis 3.1.2

 

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