Ulysses

(1986 VG1 )
CURRENT POSITION: 3 GEM 10
Incl: 24.19153
Eccent: 0.1225866
Period: 11.953938456836 years
AU 5.2279
Type: 0009

Discovery Chart

7.11.1986 00:20 Haute Provence 5e43 43n56 observations 1

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Named for the Latin form of Odysseus {see planet  (1143)}, hero of Homer’s {see planet  (5700)} Iliad and Odyssey. In the Iliad Ulysses is characterised by intelligence, experience (as a builder of machines) and endurance. He caused the chief commander Agamemnon {see planet  (911)} to be restored and rallied the disaffected Greeks. The killing of the Trojan Dolon by Ulysses (which means “giver of pain”) and Diomedes {see planet  (1437)} was a tragic episode. Ulysses invented the strategem of the wooden horse, and it was first mentioned in the Odyssey, his journey of more than nine years after the battle of Troy. The pleasant episode of Ulysses and Nausikaa {see planet  (192)} at Scheria has inspired many writers and composers. In James Joyce’s {see planet  (5418)} famous novel “Ulysses” the man of hostility becomes a man of peace. (M 21134)

Avastatud: 7-11-1986 Avastamiskoht: Haute Provence Avastajad: Elst, E. W.

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