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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 251

AJTCTAIS OF BOG EE DE HOVEDEST. A.D. 1191. of the emperor of Constantinople from that of the sultan of Iconium. After this begins Romania, which is also called Grsecia. The whole of Romania is land on the continent, and under the dominion of the emperor ; in the sea there are also many islands, which are called the Isles of Romania. The capital of Romania is the city of Constantinople. Romania is joined to Sclavonia, Hungària, Istria, and Aquileia. The names of some of the principal islands which are in the Grecian sea are as follow : The island of Sicily, which belongs to the king of Sicily ; the island of Crete, which is large and fertile, and in the middle of which is a large mountain, called the Mountain of the Camel ; the island of Rhodes ; the island of Cyprus ; the island of Biscopia ; the island of Ischia, in which island grows abundance of the substance called mastic ; the island of Ysania ; the island of Ynexea ; the island of Stuple ; the island of Mil ; the island of Quales ; the island of Cuuerfu ; 6 2 the island of Serfent ; the island of Sasent; the island called Falede-Campan ; the island of Andros, and the island called Tine. Many however, of these, are deserted, through fear of the pirates, and in many of them pirates dwell. There are also some other islands, of which we have previously made mention, and many besides which are not mentioned in this book. "When the king of France had passed the Cape of Turkia, he came to the isle of Rhodes, and remained there some days at the city called Rhodes, which was built by Herod, who caused the head of Saint John the Baptist to be cut off, and given to the dancing damsel in a charger. Between the isle of Rhodes and Romania there is a broad expanse of sea, twenty miles wide, according to the mariners. It is also worth knowing, that when the isle of Rhodes has been reached, one third of the voyage has been accomplished between Acre and Brindisi. Between Acre and Brindisi the distance is computed at one thousand eight hundred miles ; and between Marseilles and Sicily it is computed at one thousand six hundred miles ; and between Sicily and Acre the distance is computed at one thousand six hundred miles. In the middle of the passage between Marseilles and Sicily lies the island of Sardinia ; and in the middle of the passage betwen Sicily and Acre is the island of Crete. It is also worthy to be known, that, if they have a fair wind who are desirous to proceed from Marseilles B Here we can recognize a name known to us, Corfu.

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