Dares

1988 QE. Discovered 1988 Aug. 17 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Named for one of Aeneas' {see planet (1172)} wandering companions at arms after the fall of Troy and the only Trojan who had dared to box with Paris {see planet (3317)}, according to Virgil's Aeneid. When Aeneas' men stopped in Sicily and had games with the Sicilians, Dares boxed with a Sicilian named Entellus, using rawhide gloves. Entellus nearly beat Dares, but Aeneas called off the fight. (M 18647)

Name and citation provided by R. Preston at the request of the discoverers.

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