Equus: The Horse in the Roman World

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  • Title: Equus: The Horse in the Roman World
  • Author: Ann Hyland
  • ISBN: 9780300047707
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Equus: The Horse in the Roman World”

    1. The book is a comprehensive description of the part that horses, ponies, donkeys and mules played in the Roman Empire. From the might of the cavalry to the public transport system to the race track. There are sections on tack, veterinary care, training of both horse and rider, famous exploits and literature. All of this Hyland has had sift from hundreds of obscure sources, many works of 'fiction' or propaganda. What it reveals is a very complex relationship - horses were treated harshly (especia [...]

    2. Hyland presents a well researched examination of the horse in Ancient Roman society. She covers many aspects of the horses's history, including breeds, training, uses (military and civilian), and veterinary practices. I agree with another reviewer that some of Hyland's conclusions need more supporting evidence and that she is Arabian-centric, which may color her conclusions. However, overall the book is very good and the reader will learn a great deal. NOTE: In order to get the most from the boo [...]

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