Phoinix

1989 CQ1. Discovered 1989 Feb. 2 by C. S. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Named for a wise old commander of the Greeks in the Trojan war. Phoinix, who had no sons, raised Achilles {see planet (588)} as if he were his own son. When Achilles refused to fight for the Greeks, Phoinix pleaded with Achilles, "Many a time you wet my shirt, hiccuping wine-bubbles in distress, when you were small". (M 18143)

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

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