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  • A sum of money (aes equestre) was given to each eques for the purchase of two horses (one for himself and one for his groom), and a further sum for their keep (aes hordearium); hence the name equites equo publico.
  • If competent, an eques could retain his horse and vote after the expiration of his ten years' service, and (till 129 B.C.) even after entry into the senate.
  • Each eques, as his name was called out, passed before the censors, leading his horse.
  • Extreme youth was no bar; the emperor Marcus Aurelius had been an eques at the age of six.
  • In order to provide a supply of competent officers, each eques was required to fill certain subordinate posts, called militiae equestres.

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