ἐπίβησον: cf. 2.234, Od. 23.13, 52, Od. 22.424. So also Pind. I. i. 39 “ἀρχαίας ἐπέβασε πότμος συγγενὴς εὐαμερίας”, Soph. O. C. 189 “εὐσεβίας ἐπιβαίνοντες”. The metaphor seems to be that of ‘entering into the pale’ of.
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