36 NOTES TO PAGE 47. founded in fact by Patraeus. See Poucqueville III. 496. this author found only seventeen Jewish families at Patras in 1820. Ed. ibid. 63. Lepanio, Naupactus of the ancients, well known. Leake II. GOT. The for- Poucqueville m. 114. et seq. mer found hardly any Jews in this place and states that they had perished of the plague in 1756, during the time of which they had been walled in and left with- out nourishment by their Christian brethren. Ed. ibid. 64. Crissa, on the Crissaeus Sinus, the modern gulf of Salona, on the southern foot of Parnassus. Leake H. 566. 586. Ed. e 4-. 65. Corinthy well known. Poucqueville IV. 15. et seq. Ed. iuj. 66. Thebes j is spelt tt?2>n by Benjamin; at a later period pn^s. Thachkhemoni chap. 18. Elia Misrachi, decisions No. 70.) Zunz. 66. a. This city, at our authors lime, contained the greatest number of Jews of any in Greece, some among them were eminent manufacturers, principally of silk and purple cloths. Gibbon* states that artists employed upon these trades enjoyed exemption from personal tax- es, * These arts', he continues, 'which were exercised at Corinth, Thebes and Argos, afforded food and occu- pation to a numerous people: the men, women and children were distributed according to their age and strength; and if many of these were domestic slaves, their masters, who directed the work and enjoyed the a. Decline and Fall. chap. LIII.
NOTES TO PAGE 47. 37 profits, were of a free and honorable condition.' At present the whole population does not amount to above 3500 individuals! 4 Ed. 67. Jolstan. This name of rare occurrence is met ibu. with also in the greek machasor. (s. Kherem chemed IV. p. 38.) Zem*. 68. Negropont, spelt iBTJnN in the text, this reading ibia is very similar to the corruption complained of by Gibbon (chap. 60.) who remarks that this modern name of Chalcis and all Euboea is derived from its Evri- pus\ EvripOy Ncgri-po, Negripont. On the recent state of Negropont see Poucqueville III. 162. Ed. 69. Emanuel, is a name which became common ibij - among the Jews of the byzanline empire, from whence but which was almost it spread to Tarent and Rome, confined to these countries. Zunz. 70. Jabustrisa. The name sounds Slavonic and the place was probably inhabited by Walachians; it is unknown at present and has probably been destroyed in the course of the continual warfare, earned on in this part of Greece. Ed. 71. Rabenica. This place is menlion'd by several P* authors of the middle ages. Henri de Valencienne, Chronique, edited by Buch p. 259. 'Ensi comme jou devant yous dys, fut li parlemens ou val de Ravenique.' See Tafel p. 488. Ed. ibid - 72. Zei/tm. The hebrew text is corrupted and pro- *ii. bably means Zeitiin Potamo 'Zeilun of the river.1 a. Ou Lepanto, Corinth and Thebes, s. Edrisi II. 123. This