A bit of information concerning fanlistings in general and Incitatus.


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Incitatus was the name of Roman emperor 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. Suetonius wrote also that Caligula had made Incitatus a Senator and supposedly wanted to make his horse a Consul. The horse would also "invite" dignitaries to dine with him, and had a house with full complement of servants to entertain such guests.

Historical revisionists like Anthony A. Barret in "Caligula: The Corruption of Power" (Yale, 1990), question the negative portrait of Caligula. They ascribe Caligula's treatment of Incitatus as a way of ridiculing and angering the Senate, rather than a proof of his insanity. They suggest that later historians like Suetonius and Dio Cassius, who wrote centuries later, were motivated by the politics of their times and that their histories distorted by the desire to include more colourful, but perhaps less reliable sources.
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Caligula doted on his horse Incitatus most of all. It had a retinue of eighteen servants. Its diet consisted of oats mixed with gold flake, as well as a variety of meats, including mice, squid, mussels, and chicken. Not to mention wine. According to Suetonius, the emperor saw to it that Incitatus lived in perfect luxury: "Besides a stall of marble, a manger of ivory, purple blankets and a collar of precious stones, he even gave this horse a house."
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