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(190) Ismene

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Discovered 1878 Sept. 22 by C. H. F. Peters at Clinton. Named for the daughter of Oedipus and Jocaste {see planet  (899)}, sister of Antigone {see planet  (129)}, Eteocles, and Polynices. When her sister Antigone was condemned by Creon to be entombed alive for giving burial to their brother Polynices, Ismene declared herself as guilty as her sister and demanded to be punished equally, but Antigone did not want Ismene to be involved in her calamities. (Z 141)

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