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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 156

A.D. 1190. THE TEBEITOHIES ON THE SEA-COAST. divide the territories of the king of Castille from those of the king of Saint Jago. The territories of'the king of Saint Jago begin from the mountains of Sora and extend to the river Mina,78 which divides the territories of the king of Saint Jago from those of the king of Portugal ; while the territories of the king of Portugal begin at the river Mina, and extend beyond the city of Silva. After you come to the city of Silva, the land of the pagans begins, along the sea-coast of Spain, and subject to the dominion of the emperor of Africa, which extends as far as the great mountain known by the name of Muncian. In Saracenic Spain there are four powerful kings : one of whom is called the king of Cordres, or Corduba,79 respecting which Lucan says,80 " Corduba was my birth-place, Nero caused my death ; the wars I sang which the father80* and the son-in-law rivals, did wage." A second is called the king of Gant;8 1 while the third is styled the king of Murcia, and the fourth is the king of Valentia, whose territories extend as far as the mountain called Muncian. This mountain divides the land of the Pagans from the land of the Christians, that is to say, from the territories of the king of Arragon; and the territories of the king of Arragon begin at this mountain called Muncian, and extend beyond the city of Nice. At the city of Nice begin the territories of the emperor of the Ilomans, in which there is a fine city called Vintimiglia ; from this the territory of the emperor extends along the seashore as far as Gaeta, in Apulia, the territory of the king of Sicily. This land is also called the principality of Capua. It also deserves to be mentioned that midway between Marseilles and Sicily there are two large islands ; Sardena82 is the name of the larger one, while the other is called Corzege.83 There are also many islands round Sicily, some of which are burning islands.64 In this sea, in the neighbourhood of Sardena and Corzege, are fish, resembling cuttle-fish, which, coming forth from the sea, fly in the air, and when they have flown about the distance of a furlong85 they descend again to the sea ; there are also many falcons thereflying after these fish, and pur 7 8 Minho. « Cordova. 8 0 " Corduba me genuit ; rapuit Nero, praelia dixi, Quae gessere pares, bine socer, inde gener." The name of Lncan is omitted by an oversight in the note to p. vi of the Preface to Vol. I. «* Ca;sar and Pompey. 8 1 Probably Jaen. 81 83 M Sardinia. Corsica. The Lipari islands. K A " stadium," in the text, which is rather more.

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