(137) Meliboea

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Discovered 1874 Apr. 21 by J. Palisa at Pola.

Named for a daughter of Oceanus. Meliboea married Pelasgus by whom she bore Lycaon {see planet  (4792)}. (A. Schnell)

Named (AN 85, 108 (1875)) by K. von Littrow.

There are two further figures in Greek mythology with this name. The explanation given above, however, was published by K. von Littrow in an appendix to the Wiener ‘Kalender für alle Stände’ for 1876, p. 21.

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