Of Thracia. chap. 159.
THracia is a prouince in Grecia. Ti∣ras the son of Iaphet came thether, & called that land Thracia by his owne name, as Isidore sayth, li. 14. Other men meane, that Thracia hath that name of cruelnesse of men that dwelled therein. The Citie Constantinople is afore this land in the East side of the sea Propon∣tis: and is towarde Histre in the North side, and stretcheth to the sea Egeum in ye South, and hath Macedonia in ye West. Many diuers Nations dwelled therein sometime, as Massagete, Sarmate, and Scithe, & many other. The land is wide and large: and therefore many Nations might be conteined therin. The riuer He∣brum springeth & runneth in Thracia, and by many strange nations, as Isidore saith. li. 14.
(*Thrace, a region in Europa, on the North it is bounded with the land My∣sia: on the East with the higher: on the South with ye sea Aegum: on the West with Bosphorus, Thracius, and Propon∣tis. Therein is the citie of Constantino∣ple, sometime called Bizantium.)