Xenocrates



Asteroid 14526, Xenocrates, was discovered on May 6, 1997 by Paul G. Comba at Prescott, Arizona. It has a period of 3 years,272 days.

It was named for ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician Xenocrates of Chalcedon (396-314 BCE), philosopher and mathematician, a student of Plato and teacher of Epicurus.

Xenocrates of Chalcedon


Xenocrates is Greek for "ruled by strangers."

The meaning of asteroid Xenocrates seems to be: colonized/ruled by something alien or an outsider, feeling as though one is under the control of outsiders who don't understand, an outsider with power or privileges.



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