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(ăp'əlō`nēəs), in the books of the Maccabees. 1 Governor of Coele-Syria and Phoenicia for Seleucus IV. He oppressed the Jews and was killed by Judas Maccabaeus. 2 Governor of Coele-Syria under Alexander Balas.
States Johnson, "'I went back and looked at every sea story from Apolonius of Rhodes, to Homer - oh God, all the way through Melville, Conrad, London, the Sinbad stories, slave narratives that took place on boats - about the middle passage'" (qtd.