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Stentor, Ancient Greek

STENTOR, ANCIENT GREEK, one of the Greeks before Troy (Iliad, v. 783), whose voice was as loud as that of fifty men. It is said that he came by his death as the result of challenging Hermes, the crier of the gods, to a contest. Possibly, like Hermes himself, Stentor is a personification of the wind. The name is used in modern times of any one possessing a particularly loud voice (stentorian).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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