Capitulum vicesimum sextum.
Martinus. Eneas, with Anchisen his fader, and Ascanius his son, come to Sicille with xij. schippes, after the batelle of Troy, where Anchisen diede, whiche dedde, Eneas willenge to sayle to Ytaly, was brouȝhte thro tempestes in the see vn to Affrike, where he was luffede moche of Dido the qwene. Whiche, levenge Dido the qwene, wente in to Ytaly. ℞. And if that be trawthe that Trogus and Papias reherse, seyenge that cite of Carthago to haue bene made by Dido in the lxxij. yere afore the makenge of the cite of Rome, whiche was edifiede in the iiijthe yere of Achaz kynge of Iuda; then hit may be concludede that Eneas see neuer Dido qwene of Carthago, for Eneas was before the fundacion of Carthago more than ccc. yere. To the whiche confirma|cion Seynte Austyn seythe, primo libro Confessionum, in the ende, that men discrete denye Eneas to have seen Car|thago.*. [So α. β. γ.; Cartago, MS. and Harl. MS.]Hugutio, capitulo Elissa. That Dido was callede Elissa, that is to say, virago, of a chaunce folowenge, for Page 435, vol.2 sche did sle here selfe manly. Trogus, libro decimo octavo. That Elissa, doȝhter vn to Pygmalion, compellede by the peple to take an howsebonde, wente in to a place that sche hade made, and did sle here selfe, whiche was worschip|pede longe for a godesse. Martinus. Eneas, commenge to Ytaly, was confederate with Euander kynge, whiche reignede in vij. mowntes. Whiche ij. so confederate ȝafe batelle ageyne Latinus, kynge off Latynes, and ageyne Turnus, kynge of Tuscia, son in lawe to kynge Latinus, in whiche batelle Pallas, the son of Euander, and Turnus were sleyne. ℞. But Trogus rehersethe, libro xliiijo, that Eneas in his firste commenge to Ytaly founde suche grace of kynge Latinus, that he admittede hym in to parte of his realme; whiche toke Lauina, þe wife of Turnus and doȝhter of kynge Latinus, in to his wife. Wherefore thei, so confederate as Eneas and Latinus, ȝafe batelle ageyne Turnus for the fraude and delay of the weddynge of La|uina his doȝhter. In whiche batelle Turnus and Latinus were sleyne. That batelle doen, Eneas reioycede bothe the realmes, of Latynes and of Tuscia, and made a cite, cal|lenge hit Lauinium, after the name of his wife, whiche Page 437, vol.2 ȝafe batelle after that vn to Mese[n]tius kynge of Tuscia, in whom Eneas was sleyne, levenge after hym Ascanius his son, whom he gate of Creusa, at Troye. Isidorus, Ethym. Ilus was the son of Eneas; callede afore Ascanius, of a floode in Frigia callede Ascanius; callede after Ilus, by Ilus kynge of the Troianes. Hugutio, capitulo Iulus. Whiche ȝiffenge batelle to Messentius, and sleenge hym, was callede Iulus; for in that tyme he began to haue a berde. ℞. Also hit is to be attendede but if the yeres of Eneas be acomptede with in þe yeres of kynge Latinus, the calculacion of the story schalle fayle, whiche seythe kynge Latinus to haue reignede xxxtiij. yere; and after alle storyes after the takenge of Troy, Eneas come to Ytaly in the xxv. yere of the reigne of kynge Latinus. Trogus, libro 43o. Ascanius, the son of Eneas, began to reigne amonge the Latynes, contynuenge his reigne by xxxviij. yere; whiche levenge the cite callede Lauinium, whiche his fader made, edifiede a cite, callenge hit Alba, on the water of Tibere, Page 439, vol.2 whiche was adnecte to the realme off Latynes by ccc. yere, of whom the kynges of Latynes were callede Albani. Eu|tropius. This Ascanius norischede for pite his broþer Sil|uius Posthumus, geten of Lauinia*. [Lavina, MSS. and Cx.] his stappemoder after the dethe of his fader, whiche was callede Posthumus, in that he was borne after the dethe of his fader. He was callede Siluius, for he was noryschede in a woode; of whom kynges of Latynes were namede Siluii afterwarde. To whom As|canius, after that he hade reignede xxxtiviij. [yere], lefte that realme, in that Iulus his son was but of tendre age, as Marianus rehersethe, libro primo. Sampson was gouernoure in Israel xxti yere; in whose tyme those thynges happede of Vlixes the Greke, after the fables, that he causede Scylla and Sirenes to flee, of whom Palephatus,*. [So Cx.; Flixes, MS., as before.] libro primo Incre|dibilium, rehersethe, seyenge that Scilla was a woman wonte to spoyle here gestes, and Sirenes to be commune women whiche deceyvede men saylenge, in that Pyrrhus was sleyne of Orestes in the temple of Apollo Delphicus in the tymes of men of Egipte. In whiche tyme somme men saye Omerus the poete to haue bene, of the tyme of whom greet Page 441, vol.2 dissonaunce is hade amonge olde men, for somme men say that he was in the c. yere, other in the cxlti yere, and mony men in the clxxx., after the takenge of Troye. And mony men suppose that Omerus was a fore the takenge of Troye. The booke of Iudicum nowmbrethe ccc. yere vn to thys tyme, vnder xij. dukes and gouernoures.