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 Sicionia, chap. 151.

SIcionia had that name in olde time of Sicion the King, by his name it was called ye kingdome of Sicionia. Archas the sonne of Iupiter and of Calissa, af∣ter hée had subdued Pelasgis to his obi∣saunce, hée called that kingdome Archa∣thadia by his owne name. Archadia yt is called Sicionia,* is ye bosome of Archaia, as it were set betwéene the seas Egeum, and Ionium, and hath a greate riuer kei∣mantum, & bréedeth Abiton a stone that, neuer quencheth, if it be once kindeled. There be gendered most whife Merules mau••• as Isidore sayth, li. 15.

(*Sugonia, a citie in Achaia, not farre from Corinth, called nowe Clarencia, where is great abundance of mettall.)