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Incitatus

Incitatus was the name of Caligula's favored horse. Some have indicated that the horse was attended to by eighteen servants, and was fed oats mixed with gold flake; according to Suetonius, Incitatus had a stable of marble, with an ivory manger, purple blankets and a collar of precious stones.

The horse would also "invite" dignitaries to dine with him, and had a house with full complement of servants to entertain such guests.

One popular anecdote indicates that Caligula once brought Incitatus into the Roman senate and appointed the animal senator.

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