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Stentor

by Micha F. Lindemans
A Greek heral in the Trojan war. In Homer (Iliad, V, 783), his voice was as loud as that of fifty man. The word stentorian, meaning 'loud voiced' is derived from his name. However, the voice of Stentor was but a mere whisper compared to the voice of Ares when the spear of Diomedes pierced his "nethermost belly" and the god "bellowed loud as nine thousand warriors or ten thousand cry in battles they join in the strife and fray."

Iliad, V, 783.


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