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.

¶Of Sclauia. chap. 142.

SClauia is a parte of Mesia, and con∣taineth many Regions: for Boemes, Paloni, Metani, Wandali, Ruttheni, Dalmate, and Charinthi be Sclaues, for all these vnderstand each other, and ac∣corde in many things touching language and manners, but yet they be diuers in rites and vsage: for some holde yet the faith of Panims, and some the vsage of Gréekes, and some the vsage of Latines. In all these regions is noble grounde, & beareth well corne, and also wine in ma∣ny places. All these Nations for yt more part haue their bush cut round, excepte the Ruthens, and those that be meddeled with Dutch-men, and with Latines.

Sclauia is double: The more, which is called Selauonia, containeth Dalmatia, Saruia, Carinthia, and many other Re∣gions. And some men of this Sclauia, dwell vpon the sea, and some in high mountaines and in thicke woodes.

Page  243And some care and till fields and plaines. The men be fierce and sharp & vnseemly, without deuotion in Gods seruice, and lead their life in robbing on the sea, and vse to take praies by the sea and by the land, and namely those that dwell vpon the sea.

The other lesse Sclauia, from ye borders of Saxony, stretcheth to Pruse, and to Wandales, and to the Boemes. And this Sclauia, is departed from Pruse, with diuers riuers and waters, & from the Gothes and Danes with an arme of the sea Occean: which sea, when it is departed, the lesse Sclauia endeth at the cliffe thereof. And this region beareth well corne and fruite: and is moyst with riuers and ponds. Therin is much wood and pasture, and milke & hony. The men be strong of body, earth tillers and fish∣ers, and more deuout to God, and more peaceable to neighbors, than those that dwell in the more Sclauia. And that for medling and company that they haue all daye with the Germaines, as Herodo∣tus saith. Sclauonia.