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 Boetia. Chapt. 29.

BOetia is a Prouince and a parte of Hellades in Gréece, as Isidore say∣eth, libro.5. And hath that name of Bo••an Oxe, for this cause. For while Coamus the •••• of Agenor, by com∣maundement of his Father sought his Sister Etop, that Iupiter had ra∣uished, and might out finde for, and mading sae his Fathers wrath, hée determined in his mine to lyue of Ex∣ile, and while it happened that hée fol∣lowed Page  [unnumbered] the fore and trate of an Oxe, hée founde the place where the Oxe rested, and he named it Boetia, by the name of the Oxe, and there he buylded a Citie that was named Thebes, and there hée helde ciuill battailes some time, & there were borne Apollo and Hercules, the elder man of Thebes. This same is called Eumona, and hath that name of a Well that there is, that was hallowed to Apollo sometime, as Isidore sayeth, libro 15. In this lande is a lake of mad∣nesse, so that who that drinketh there∣of, he shall burne in woodnesse of leche∣rie, as he sayeth libro 14. chap. 3. De Aquia. ¶Looke before of Welles.

(*Boetia, is a Countrey in Gréece, wherein was the Citie of Thebes.

Now it is called Vandalia. It was sometime called Annia, Mesapia, Ogi∣gia, Cadmeis, and Hyantis.)