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 E•top•, that Iupiter had ra∣uished, and might out finde for, and m•ading sa•e 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.)