Of Lidia, Chap. 92.
LIdia is an olde place of Kingdomes, the riuer Pactolus adorneth this land with tokens and brookes of golde. Be∣fore this lande was called Aurea Me∣nea, and might not suffice two brtheren that were kings, Liddus and Cirenus: Then by lot Cirenus went out of that land with great strength of men, & occu∣pied countries in Gallia, and called the country Cirrenea. And Liddia hadde the name of Liddus the other brother, that abode and reigned there. This land ioy∣neth to the lesse Phrigia in the west side, and hath the citie Smirma in the East side: and the riuer Helles commeth a∣bout it. By the fieldes thereof runneth Pactolus and Herinus, two rich riuers, with golden grauell, as Isidore sayeth, libro. 15.
(*Lydia a Country in Asia, on the East ioyning to Phrigia, on the North to Mysia, on the South vppon parte of Caria. In this region is the hill called Tmolus, out of the which commeth the riuer called Padolus. Tmolus is a mountaine in Lydia, whereon did grow great plentie of Suffron and bines: a∣mong the grauell of the riuer Pactolus is founde greate plentie of graines of golde.)