Meges

1989 AL2. Discovered 1989 Jan. 8 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Named for the commander of the Greek islanders who dwelt off Elis, on the west coast of Peloponnese; he sailed for Troy with forty ships, and killed Amphiklos. Later Meges, with Thoas {see planet (4834)}, was part of the Greek delegation that persuaded Achilles {see planet (588)} to return to battle. (M 18647)

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

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