Of Macedonia. chap. 97.
MAcedonia had the name of Emaci∣us the king, and was called at the first time Emacia: But after that Mace∣de the nephew of Deucalcon, was ruler thereof, he changed the name, and called the land Macedonia by his owne name, as Isidore saith, libr. 5. This land stret∣cheth to the sea Egenin in the East side, and to Achnia in the South side, and to Dalmacia in the West, and to Messia in the North, as he sayth. And was the great Alexanders Country, and is best country in vemes of golde and siluer. It broedeth a stone that is called Uiren: In that country is mount Olimpus: and is so high that no clowdes nor winde for raine come on the top therof, as he saith.
Libet, 4 cap 20. Phinus speaketh of Macedonia, and sayeth, that Macedonia was sometime called Emacia, and is set first of Empires of lands. This land conquered Asia, Armenia, Hibernia, Al∣bania, CAPPADOCIA, Siria, Aegypt, Tau∣rus, and Caucasus. This lande was Law among the Eactris, Pedes, and Persis, and had in pussession all the East landes. This land is nurse of Inde, that followed the steppes of Liber Pater, and of Hercules. This is that Macedonia, of whom in one daye the Emperour Pau∣lus Emilias tooke and solve 70. Cities, as he sayth.
(*Macedonia a realme of Gréece, first called Aemathia, on the North it bound∣deth (as Ptholomeus writteth) vpon the sides of Dalmacia, Mysia superior and •racia: on the West it R•eticheth to ye sea Ionium. Puts deseribeth it to ioyné South and West to Thracia, and that the south side on the bankes of Thella∣ba and Magnetia, the North on Phoe∣nea and Paphlayonia. That it hath also on the south Epirus, on the north Illy∣ria, which varyeth not much from Soli∣mus, who sayeth that it is diuided from Thracia, with the riuer Strimon, it is now vnder the Turke.)