The title of Philostratus' Life of Apollonius of Tyana as it stands in all editions since Kayser's 1844 edition, is not correct. The genuine title of the work is. The suggestion by Ewen Bowie, that the title of the work characterizes it as a novel, must therefore be dismissed. The meaning of the title is ambiguous: it means both 'About Apollonius of Tyana' and 'In honour of Apollonius of Tyana'. This ambiguity may very well have been intended by Philostratus.