(197) Arete

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Discovered 1879 May 21 by J. Palisa at Pola.

Named for the wife of Alcinous, king of the Phaeacians and mother of Nausicaa {see planet  (192)}. Arete is also the name for the goddess of virtue. (H 24)

Named by the Berlin astronomers — see the remarks to planet  (192).

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