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ἐπιστάτης 1 ἐφίσταμαι who stands near or by, a suppliant, Od. battle-order, one's rear-rank man (as παραστάτης is the right- or left-hand man, προστάτης the front-rank man), Xen. who stands or is mounted upon a chariot, c. gen., Soph., Eur. who is set over, a commander, Trag.; ἐπιστ. Κολωνοῦ, of a tutelary god, Soph.; ἐπ. ἄθλων president, steward of the games, a training- master, Xen. Athens the President of the βουλή and ἐκκλησία, Aeschin., Dem. overseer, superintendent, in charge of any public works, id=Dem.
IV.the caldron for the hot bath which stood over the fire, Ar.

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