Capitulum vicesimum sextum.
ARSANIUS, other Xerses, son of Ochus, and xiijthe kynge off the realme of Persida, reignede iiij. yere. In the firste yere of whom Iadus the bischoppe of the Iewes was. Philippus the kynge of Macedonia was sleyne by a noble yonge man callede Pausanias by disseite and treason. Trogus, libro nono. This kynge Philippus was more besy abowte armore then abowte festes, ȝiffen more to gettenge of richesse then to the kepenge off theyme. Trogus, libro septimo.Page 385, vol.3 This kynge Philippe hauenge victory of men of Athenes, sende to þeim the men taken in captiuite withowte eny rawnson. After that kynge Philippe mariede Olimpias, the doȝhter of Neoptholomeus, kynge of þe Molosynes, moder to Alexander the noble conquerour. That kynge Philippe laborenge to expugne a cite callede Mathona, loste his ryȝte eie with the schote of an arowe, nevertheles ȝitte as for that wounde he was no moore hasty to his enmyes, neiþer schewede the more malice or wrathe to theyme, but he was meke and schewede mercy to þeyme, yoldenge to hym Page 387, vol.3 theire noble cite. Trogus, libro quarto decimo. Philippus kynge of Macedonia, ȝiffenge batelle to men of Scithia, whom he spoylede more by wylenesse then by vertu and myȝhte; in whiche conflicte he sente to Macedony xxti ml of childer, and xxti ml mares, to gendre moo horses in his realme. Whiche returnenge from theyme, the Thebanes denyede to hym passage; whiche was also hurte soore there in the hippe, in so moche that the horse under hym was sleyne thro the same wounde: of whom he hade the victory. Neuer|thelesse ȝitte as for that wounde he was not more cruelle neither made ioye amonge his peple of that grete victory. Whiche sende ayeyne withowte eny rawnson ccc. philo|sophres, [folio 155b] beenge of so grete constaunce that v. of þeim ac|cusede of a trespasse, alle the other seide thei were gilty of the same. After that this kynge Philippus gedrede Page 389, vol.3 a grete hoste of cc. ml foote men and xv. ml of horse men to ȝiffe batelle ageyne men of Persida, of whiche hoste he made Attalus gouernoure, whose suster he hade mariede, after that he hade refusede Olimpias the moder off kynge Alexander, for cause of adowtery confessede by her awne person. Wherefore kynge Philippe was sleyne in that weddenge by a yonge noble man callede Pausanias, whiche suffrede a grete rebuke first priuely by the seide Page 391, vol.3 Attalus, and after that openly; whiche yonge man makenge compleynte to the kynge þerof kowthe haue noon amendes, wherefore the seide yonge man intendede the dethe of the kynge. This kynge Philippe was monischede and warnede that he scholde kepe hym from the violence of a carte hauenge iiij. wheles, wherefore he commaundede suche cartes not to be occupiede after that tyme in his realme. Also he eschewede a place in Boetia callede Quadriga, never|thelesse he eschewede not the swerde of that yonge man Pausania, whiche hade a carte with iiij. wheles insculpte and graven in hit.