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(655) Briseïs

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Discovered 1907 Nov. 4 by J. H. Metcalf at Taunton.

Named after the Trojan girl captured by the Greeks and given to Achilles {see planet  (588)}. When Agamemnon {see planet  (911)} demanded her for himself, Achilles refused to take further part in the Trojan War. (Z 43)

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