The breeding of horses is fostered by the government.
Their autocratic tendencies were fostered also by the Church.
The rulers fostered agriculture, stimulated commerce and industry (notably the famous Attic ceramics), adorned the city with public works and temples, and rendered it a centre of culture.
A rebellion in 215 B.C., fostered by the Carthaginians, was quelled n.
Shipping has been fostered by paying bounties for vessels constructed in France and sailing under the French flag, and by reserving the coasting trade, traffic between France and Algeria, &c., to French vessels.