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βουλόμενος—the generic art. is post-Homeric.

ξένων—thus the aliens would hear the funeral oration, in which Athens was always extolled.

αἱ προσήκουσαι—this limits γυναῖκες, lit. ‘I mean those who are related.’

ἐπὶ τὸν τάφον—the women might be present at the grave, but did not walk in the proeession from the agora.

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