27. King of TYRE, is the hero of a Greek romance.
The author of this is unknown. Barth (Adversar.
58.1) thought that the author was a Christian of the name of Symposius.
Political Verse version by Constantius or Gabriel Contianus
About the year A. D. 1500, the romance was put into so-called political verse by Constantinus or Gabriel Contianus, and was printed at Venice, 1603, 4to.
A Latin translation had been published before that time by M. Velserus, under the title, " Narratio eorum quake acciderunt Apollonio Tyrio," Aug. Vindel. 1595, 4to.
During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries this romance was very popular, and was translated into most of the European languages.