κηδεμών, alluding esp. to v. 47. Cp. Xen. Anab. 3.1.17 “ἡμᾶς δέ, οἷς κηδεμὼν...οὐδεὶς πάρεστιν”, who would have no one to plead our cause (no ‘friend at court,’ such as the younger Cyrus had in his mother Parysatis). In Il. 23.163 “κηδεμόνες” are the chief mourners for the dead. In Attic, though sometimes poet. for “κηδεστής”, the word did not necessarily imply kinship.
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