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The Romans are justly famous as a nation of conquerors, their expansion occurred over several centuries, first in Italy and later in other regions. This is essentially military conquests. The Roman infantry was the most important body and the soldiers were fighting armed with large shields and short sword are particularly suitable in close combat. They were great riders at the beginning, but when, especially during the Punic Wars came into contact with the light cavalry of Hannibal and the Spanish immediately understood the importance of a strong military cavalry.Pragmatic people, and decided immediately gave impetus to a horse farm for the needs of the army but also for the foundation of breeds of horses to be used for any use.Many farms began life in the Italian Peninsula in particular in the south, where land and pastures were very suitable. Stallions and mares were used as needed native crossed with horses imported from different provinces of the Empire (Iberia, Gaul, Syria, Britain, North Africa).For the old war horses were used Campania brave and strong, strong for the carriage of heavy horses and trotters north European impôt that Julius Caesar from Britain.
For services to the saddle and the rapid transport were used stallions Hispanics.Horses Oriental and African as enhancers of many races and races and the circus. Not only horses but also mules, donkeys, hinnies derived from crosses between horses.All this horse population was the driving force of the time and was therefore a very important economic value, held in high esteem not only for its military but also for transport and communications.The postal service in the imperial period was so well organized that the express mail services “Cursus rhedarum” discharging, in the capital, in no time dispatches from all regions of the empire.A service of “cursores”, a sort of pony-express before its time, used this service took precedence over all when it came to the post stations.Arrived quickly and just as quickly off again after the turn of the mount.In these “Mansi” could also spend the night. In the land around the stations were always available to a large number of horses for the change. Travellers were welcome to refresh and rest.
These stations were spread over the entire road network console that was traveled not only on foot or on horseback, but also with wagons used for different types of transport.You could see each other together with the elegant chariot “Cisium” with attacks of pairs of light and agile horses known as “Celer” or the heavy or Clabula Carruca “drawn by sturdy horses called” Carrucarius. Wagons luxury of Etruscan “carpentum” as it were parked next to the “Carruca Sleeping heavy tank for dignitaries sometimes even adorned with statues, pulled by oxen or mules.The heavy wagons with four wheels “Currus” close to “Plaustrum” sides of the wagon used for farm work.He found food and care in these stations, the workhorse “Iumentum” the horse and carries baggage Sarcinarium.For express mail was used a cart called “Rheda” and “Vereda” the horses attached to it. The places where they were all these cars and animals were called “mansio” and “stationary” and here, resting from the toils of the journey of the Ancient Romans could eat and talk about what happened in the Empire.
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