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This chapter presents a description of terms in recensions (RA/RB) and a list of emendations in the Historia Apollonii (HA) relevant to the discussion of commentary on the story of Apollonius King of Tyre, and Antiochus in the Middle Ages, and variation of the story among the Latin versions and the numerous vernacular adaptations. From Iceland to Greece, and from Spain to Russia, versions of the story are recorded. Incest, deception, pirates, famine, sex and shipwreck form tasty ingredients of the story. The story has links with the Greek novel. The author attempts to show that the story originated in Greece, or more precisely Asia Minor, possibly in Tarsus. The RA and RB are compared line by line, generally given preference to RA.

Keywords: Historia Apollonii (HA); King Antiochus; King Apollonius; recensions (RA/RB); Tarsus; Tyre



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