τοῦ μάλιστ᾽ ὄκνος σ᾽ ἔχει; not, “"what do you fear most?"” but, “"What, exactly, do you fear?"”—a polite way of asking the question. Plat. Gorg. 448D “ΣΩ. ἀλλὰ γὰρ ὃ ὑπέσχετο Χαιρεφῶντι οὐ ποιεῖ. ΓΟΡ. τί μάλιστα, ὦ Σώκρατες”;
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