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Nicias having done, Protogenes the grammarian subjoined, that Homer was the first that observed the stomach was the vessel of the food, and the windpipe (which the ancients called ἀσφάραγον) of the breath, and upon the same account they called those who had loud voices ἐρισφαράγους And when he describes how Achilles killed Hector, he says,
He pierced his weasand, where death enters soon;

and adds,

But not his windpipe, so that he could speak,1

[p. 365] taking the windpipe for the proper passage of the voice and breath....

1 Il. XXII. 325-329.

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