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Title: Horses in Ancient Greece

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Subject: History
Author: Henry A
Date: August 17, 2015
Level: University
Grade: A
Length: 5 / 1358
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All eight breeds were valued equally as "majestic or awe-inspiring beasts." This was especially true in scenes of battle. In Greek society, horses were highly valued for several reasons. The main reason rested with the fact that horses represented wealth. With good pasture so expensive, horses remained a symbol of wealth throughout all of Greek history...

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They were used mainly for the "essentially upper-class pastimes of hunting and racing in peacetime and for cavalry service during wartime." Although horses were generally purchased for use in the Greek cavalry, very little money came from the government for their upkeep. What did come was in the form of a loan, to be paid back upon the horse's death or loss of usefulness...

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