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(4829) Sergestus

Reference work entry

1988 RM1. Discovered 1988 Sept. 10 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Named for one of Aeneas’ {see planet  (1172)} Trojan companions after the fall of Troy, commander of the galley named “Centaur”. During the Sicilian games, as described in the Aeneid, Sergestus took the Centaur in a race against three other galleys. He drove his ship upon the rocks, lost the race and was mocked by the crowds, but to console him Aeneas gave him a reward of a slave woman named Pholoe. (M 18647)

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

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