ἐπ᾽ ἔσχατα βαίνεις, "thou art coming to the verge" (not, "thou treadest on the verge," which would require gen. or dat.), since, after the hint “αἰνὰ φύσις” (212), the full truth cannot long be withheld. Cp. fr. 658 (Orithyia was carried) “ἐπ᾽ ἔσχατα χθονός”: Ant. 853 “προβᾶσ᾽ ἐπ᾽ ἔσχατον θράσους”: Her. 8.52 “ἐς τὸ ἔσχατον κακοῦ ἀπιγμένοι”.
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