Hallo, it is my first time to use this Ancient Greek learning forum. I need some help in translating of a line from Plato's Theaithtos, somewhere in par. 173e and ff:
τῷ γὰρ ὄντι τὸν τοιοῦτον ὁ μὲν πλησίον καὶ ὁ γείτων λέληθεν,
οὐ μόνον ὅτι πράττει, ἀλλ᾽ ὀλίγου καὶ εἰ ἄνθρωπός ἐστιν ἤ τι ἄλλο θρέμμα:
my question is, why is "᾽ὀλιγου" here genetiv, and how can one make a sensible translation? many thanks.