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This chapter presents a description of terms in RA/RB and a list of emendations in the Historia Apollonii (HA) relevant to the discussion of 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. Incest, deception, pirates, famine, sex and shipwreck form tasty ingredients of the story. The author attempts to show that the novel originated in Greece, or more precisely Asia Minor, possibly in Tarsus. The two recensions (RA and RB) are compared line by line, generally given preference to RA.

Keywords: Historia Apollonii (HA); King Antiochus; King Apollonius



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