Batman vppon Bartholome his booke De proprietatibus rerum, newly corrected, enlarged and amended: with such additions as are requisite, vnto euery seuerall booke: taken foorth of the most approued authors, the like heretofore not translated in English. Profitable for all estates, as well for the benefite of the mind as the bodie. 1582.
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent., Trevisa, John, d. 1402., Batman, Stephen, d. 1584.


(*Emergens, was a time of the yere, in the which the Auncients came foorth to determine of weightie matters for their Common wealth.)

When Troy was destroyed, ye Gréeke were ioyfull thereof, and ordayned ther∣fore to haue euerye fifth yeare once, a great solempnitie, and déedes done at the foote of the hill, that then was called, Mons Olympus. And they called the first fiue yeres the first Olympias: and the second fiue yeares, the second Olym∣pias, & so forth: and they reckoned their yeares by yeares of Olympias in this manner. The first yeare they called, the first yeare of the first Olympias, and the second yeare, the second yeare of the first Olympias, and so foorth of the first fiue yeares. And the first yeare of the second fiue yeares, they called the first yeare of the second Olympias, & the second yeare, the second, and so foorth.

(*Olympias is the space of 5. yeares, whereby the olde Gréekes did account as we doe now, by the yeres of our Lord: as the first Olympias, the seconde, the third, &c. Glareanus writeth, that Olim∣pias is the space of foure yeares, and that they which take and write otherwise, are deceived.)