[Ioathan.]*. [Cx.]Capitulum tricesimum secundum.
IOATHAN, Ozias*. [Iosias, Cx.] his sone, reignede in Iuda sixtene ȝere; in his firste ȝere Phacea, Romelyas his sone, bygan to reigne in Israel, and regned in Israel*. [in Israel] not in Cx.] twenty ȝere. Þis firste ȝere of Ioathan, as Iosephus and þe storie*. [history, Cx.] of Affrica and Beda telleþ,*. [tellen, Cx.] after foure hondred ȝere and sixe after þe destroyenge*. [destruction, Cx.] of Troye, þe firste Olympias was i-ordeyned by þe Ilienses vn|der Escilis, Iuge of Athene; in þe whiche*. [whuch, γ.] Olympias Corebus of Athene was þe firste victor. Hugucio. Olympus is þe name of an hille*. [hul, γ.] in Grecia, at þe clif þat hatte Atten:*. [Acten, Cx.] þat hille*. [hul, γ.] hatte Olimpus for merþe*. [murþe, γ.] and cleernesse of weder þat is þere,*. [þar, γ.] as it were þe merþe of god. Þere*. [þar, γ.] þe Iliens haueþ*. [habbeþ, γ.] hire*. [theyr, Cx.; α, γ.] tornementis from*. [MS. has in þe whiche, by a mis|copying.] foure ȝere*. [from iiij. yere to iiij. yere, so that . . ., Cx.] [to foure ȝere, so þat foure ȝere schal be bytwene þe tornementes,*. [tornoyes, Cx.] in þe whiche foure ȝere] princes*. [buþ, γ.] beeþ i-ordeyned and chose; and þat space of foure ȝere is i-cleped Olympias. Isythus,*. [Isychus Praxonidys sonne] Cx.] Praxonidus his sone, ordeynede first Olympias. ℞. Þe Olympias by|gynneþ Page 51, vol.3 at stintynge of the sonne in þe wynter, þat is whan þe day is schortest, for þe Grees*. [Grekis, Cx.] bygynneþ hir ȝere þanne. Hugucio, capitulo Olympus. Olympiades beþ playes i-ordeyned vnder þe hille Olympus in worschepe of Iubiter, in þe whiche*. [whoche, γ.] playes who þat hadde*. [hath, Cx.] þe maistrye schulde*. [shal, Cx.] haue*. [habbe, γ.] what he wolde axe, and was i-holde ones in fyue ȝere, lesth*. [lest it, Cx.] he schulde be forȝete and it*. [he, α.; α, γ.] were*. [were] from Cx.; MS. has we.] lengere for|bode,*. [forborn, Cx.] and for it*. [he, α.; α, γ.] schulde greue men wiþ greet cost and*. [yf it, Cx.] it*. [he, α.] were ofter i-vsed. Teglath Phalasar, kyng of Assiria, went vp into Israel, and destroyed þe contray by ȝonde Iordan, and toke prisoners tweie lynages*. [lygnages, Cx.] of Israel and an half, and lad wiþ hym to Assiria, and þat was þe bygynnynge of þe þraldom of þe ten lynages of Israel. Pol. libro 8o. Ierom seiþ þat þis kyng of Assiria hadde fyue names, and heet*. [and heet] not in Cx.] Sal|manazar, Senacheryb, Phull, Teglath Phalasar, Sargon. Þer|fore it is no wonder þey*. [though, Cx.] þis kyng be i-nempned*. [ynemned, γ.] in dyuers stories by dyuers names. [℞.]*. [From α. and Cx.] Now som wol mene þat þese names beeþ dyuers*. [dyvers] not in Cx.] names of dyuers kynges þat regnede in Page 53, vol.3 Assiria after Sardanapallus, eueriche*. [euery, Cx.] after oþer, as Arbaces, Phul, Teglathphalazar, Salmanazar, Senacheryb, Assaradoun, Sargon. After hem*. [ham, γ.] þe grete kynges Merodak and oþere anon to Balthazar reignede in Babilonia, forto*. [unto, Cx.] Darius. Cirus tur|nede her kyngdom to þe Perses. Þerfore after Sardynapallus, þat was þe laste hool kyng of Assiria, come kynges eueriche after oþer, and werrede wiþ naciouns þat wonede*. [dwellyd, Cx.] aboute hem, for to rekeure*. [rekevre, from α.; rekeuer worship, Cx.; MS. has rekeue; rekeuere, γ.; rekeuer, β.] here worschippe and dignite, and brouȝte the ten lynages of Israel in seruice,*. [seruage, Cx. and γ.] and regned anon to Ezechias his tyme, kyng of Iuda, whan Senacherib fliȝe*. [fledde, Cx.] out of Iuda, and was i-slawe of his owne sones in þe temple.