Marrying Apollo and Diana

Virgilian Reception in the Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri


  • Lee Fratantuono Maynooth University



Apollo, Diana, Aeneas, Dido, Apollonius, Virgil


The anonymous Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri has attracted significant critical commentary in recent years, not the least on questions of authorship and date, and on its relationship to other extant Greek and Latin romances and novels. Close study of certain aspects of its plot reveals a carefully wrought, intertextual engagement with Books I and IV of Virgil’s Aeneid and the poet’s comparison of Dido and Aeneas to Diana and Apollo.

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How to Cite

Fratantuono, L. “Marrying Apollo and Diana: Virgilian Reception in the Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri”. Classica Cracoviensia, vol. 26, Dec. 2023, pp. 269-87, doi:10.12797/CC.26.2023.26.07.