¶Of Sarmata. cap. 139.
SArmata is a land of strange men, that be called Sarmate, & haue that name of studie and businesse of armour: for they went armed, and spoyled many Prouinces, before that Lentulus with∣stood them, and would not suffer them to passe ouer Danubius, as Isidore sayeth, li. 9. These men be descended as well of Gothes as Gipides: and they vse to fight, as well on horsebacke as on foote, and therefore they were so called, as Isi∣dore saith.
(*Sarmatia, a Countreye of Europe, which bordereth on the North, vpon the sea called Sarmaticum: on the west, vp∣pon the riuer Vistula and Germanie: on the South, vpon Sibenburgh, Dacia, and Mysea inferior: on the East, vpon the Sarmatia, which is in Asia, the riuer Ta∣nais, and the Marish Meotis. Vnder this be many Countreyes contayned, Polo∣nia, Rhussia, Frussia, Lituania, Li∣nonia, Moscouia, &c.
The greater parte of this Coun∣trie, is now vnder the King of Pole.)