Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Something a little different for today's "As Seen On Today" feature.....

From Wikipedia:

Incitatus was the favored horse of Roman emperor Caligula. Its name is a Latin adjective meaning "swift" or "at full gallop".

According to Suetonius's Lives of the Twelve Caesars, Incitatus had a stable of marble, with an ivory manger, purple blankets, and a collar of precious stones. Others have indicated that the horse was attended to by eighteen servants, and was fed oats mixed with gold flake. Suetonius also wrote that Caligula planned to make Incitatus a consul. Caligula even procured him a wife, a mare named Penelope.

The horse would "invite" dignitaries to dine with him in a house outfitted with servants there to entertain such events.

IncItatus is seen here with Emperor Caligula in 'I, Claudius'.


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