Just horsing around

Incitatus was Emperor Caligula’s (AD37-41) favourite stallion. He loved his horse so much that  he bestowed the horse with a marble stable, had 18 servants look after its daily needs, reportedly fed it oats with gold flakes and had a collar encrusted with precious stones. Incitatus’ fame does not end there. Caligula made him the first citizen of Rome and soon after made him senator.

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2 Comments on “Just horsing around”

  1. crubin says:

    18 servants? For a horse? I’d settle for an occasional meal that didn’t involve me cooking it. 🙂


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