(175) Andromache

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Discovered 1877 Oct. 1 by J. C. Watson at Ann Arbor.

Named for the devoted and faithful wife of Hector {see planet  (624)}. Andromache warned Hector against engaging in battle during the Trojan War. After the war she became a concubine of Neoptolemus {see planet  (2260)} and later married Helenus {see planet  (1872)}. Aeneas {see planet  (1172)} found her at Epirus on his way to Italy. (Z 22)

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