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  Equites - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As the equites practically monopolized the farming of the taxes, they came to be regarded as identical with the publicani, not, as Pliny remarks, because any particular rank was necessary to obtain the farming of the taxes, but because such occupation was beyond the reach of all except those who were possessed of considerable means.
As before, the equites wore the narrow, purple-striped tunic, and the gold ring, the latter now being considered the distinctive badge of knighthood., The fourteen rows in the theatre were extended by Augustus to seat's in the circus.
Under the empire the power of the equites was at its highest in the time of Diocletian; in consequence of the transference of the capital to Constantinople, they sank to the position of a mere city guard, under the control of the prefect of the watch.
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 notes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The chief aim of these reforms was to unite the plebs and the equites, thus undermining the authority of the senate.
Hoping to build opposition against the patricians of the Senate, Gaius encouraged the appetite of the class called the equites: families that had made their wealth from government contracts, finance and trade.
He encouraged the equites to have more say in government, by granting them control over the judgeships that had heretofore belonged to the senate (Lex Judiciaria), which antagonized the Senate.
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 Europa Barbarorum
Historically, the equites were the members of the ordo equester and the sons of the families of the ordo senatorius, the two classes of the roman nobility, the wealthiest and most influential men.
The equites were the members of the ordo equester and the sons of the families of the ordo senatorius, the two classes of the Roman nobility, the wealthiest and most influential men.
Since the middle republic the ordo equester itself was divided between the 1800 equites equo publico, the original and true equites romani, which fought on mounts provided by the state and the less respected equites equo privato, who fought on their own horses.\nThis proud horsemen were the future leading men of Roma.
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 D&D Rome 27 B.C. Main
Like patricians, equites were required to serve in certain posts in the army and government, however, they were not barred from commerce.
Equites became the wealthy capitalist class after patricians were barred from commerce.
Equites could sometimes be voted into the senate, although with lesser powers than patricians.
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 Azeryani Social Classes
Members of the Equites and Nobility are often easily distinguished by their accents - they speak something closer to High Azeryani - while slaves are always branded on the right forearm.
Technically the role of the Equites is that of mounted soldier.
The Curiales are traditionally derived from the non-noble wealthy of the Empire.
www.ketherian.org /paxtharda/places/azeryan/azersocialclasses.html   (1585 words)

 Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, page 222   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The number of the equites equo piiblico re­mained the same, as no addition was made to the sum expended by the state on the horses.
The contests between the senate and the equites for the exclusive right to sit on the juries, continued with varying fortunes until the end of the Republic.
The review of the equites, which used to take place every five years, now became a mere ceremony, and was united by Augustus with the ancient annual parade (transvcctlo) of the 15th July.
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 Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, page 221   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
During the course of the kingly period the body of equites was increased to six centuries, and the con­stitution of Servius Tullius finally raised it to eighteen.
The equites, however, retained both in the state and in the army their personal prestige.
The 1,800 equites equo publics, or equites whose horse was purchased and kept by the state, were chosen every five years, at the census.
www.ancientlibrary.com /seyffert/0224.html   (769 words)

 The Battle of the Long Orchard
All 4 vexillationes of equites sagittarii advanced rapidly intent on delaying Atulf's troops long enough for the defensive line to be formed to their rear.
The equites sagittarii moved to support the legiones whilst the auxilia palatina were pushed forward to try and squeeze the Huns so that they could not intervene on the right.
The 2 remaining vexillationes of Illyricani, the Equites Promoti Seniores and Iuniores, were directed to attack two small groups of Gothic horsemen already engaged to their front whilst the equites sagittarii were thrown into attack the victorious Goths beside the orchard.
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 Battle of the Dunes
Behind the Auxilia Palatine were 4 vexillationes of Equites from Syria led by Annius and his guard, to be held in reserve to support the auxilia.
To their right were the 4 vexillationes of Equites Catafractarii, still smarting from thier flight at the River Halys and on their right completing the line were the Alan foederati, protecting the exposed flank of the catafractarii.
To complete his line he moved the Equites forward with his bodyguard at their head and deployed the carafractarii behind this line as a reserve.
pages.eidosnet.co.uk /~nikgaukroger/battles/dunes/battle.htm   (1964 words)

 AllRefer.com - equites (Ancient History, Rome) - Encyclopedia
equites[ek´witEz] Pronunciation Key [Lat.,=horsemen], the original cavalry of the Roman army, chosen, according to legend, by Romulus from the three ancient Roman tribes; the equites were selected from the senatorial class on the basis of wealth.
B.C. transferred judicial functions from the senate to the body of equites, who, though later deprived of these powers by Sulla, attained much influence in the state.
B.C. the equites were a distinct class allowed to engage in business and they allied themselves alternately with the popular and the senatorial parties.
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 Paradox Interactive Forums - The Roman Invasion - An AAR
He deployed his equites almost directly opposite the enemy archers, just to the left, so they would be able to swing around the forest and attack the archers from the side (and also hoping that there would be no heavy infantry between the archers and his equtes).
The equites charged headlong into the enemy cavalry, and while they fought valiantly, and managed to rout the enemy cavalry, they were soon overcome by the missile fire and were routed themselves.
The equites are of course ordered to hold for as long as the rest of the army, so they do not get carried away with their attack and get seperated from the rest of the army and then routed.
www.europa-universalis.com /forum/showthread.php?t=41321   (8119 words)

 The Battle of Syria,
From the left they were arrayed thus: 2 vexillationes of regular Equites, Annius and his bodyguard, the 4 vexillationes of Equites Clibanarii in their coats of mail on bronze clad horses, 2 more vexillationes of Equites and finally the Alan foederati.
The Equites fared no better; the swiftness of the Heruls charge and the ferocity of the Skiri meant they had no time to throw their javelins before the Germans were upon them and in their ranks.
In this frenzy the Equites remaining to Atulf were ridden down and the survivors scattered to the four winds sent on their way by the arrows of the Equites Sagittarii.
www.endoftime.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /battles/syria/battle.htm   (2570 words)

 Razor's New Roman Army - in development - Page 2 - Total War Center Forums
The Equites Promoti are promoted equites units forming seperate units acting alone rather than acting as a vexillatio of a legion earlier on.
The fact that the Equites Scutarii (litterally meaning the shield bearers) are namend like that doesn't have to mean that they carried a scutum.
Secondly, at the battle of Adrianople Equites Promoti Seniores was a heavy cavalry unit whom the Tribunus Potentius had been killed in action.
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 The Roman Constitution
--The title Equites was originally applied to the members of the eighteen centuries equitum equo publico under the Servian constitution, to whom a horse was assigned by the state, together with a certain sum of money yearly for its support, and who constituted the old Roman cavalry.
The term equites is sometimes applied to both indiscriminately, although the strictly correct term for the members of the Equestrian Order was iudices.
To these were added 18 centuries of equites (the young men of senatorial families), guilds of smiths, carpenters, hornblowers, and trumpeters, and a century of freedmen and capite censi (those who had no property) --373 in all.
www.uah.edu /student_life/organizations/SAL/texts/misc/romancon.html   (6247 words)

 Comes Britannicum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Rely on the speed of movement, terror of Cavalry in general, and the effect of concentrated fire to break an enemy formation, which is then exploited.
Equites Honoriani Taifali Iuniores 'Knights of the Honoured Taifali Juniors'
Note that Equites means Knights in the sense of a man of privilege and rank, BUT was used as a designation of Cavalry units after the meaning became redundant.
www.pbem-portal.com /fantasy/pretannic/position/comes_brit.htm   (394 words)

 Equites Enraged - Expect Economic Excess!! - Tilted Mill Community
I actually think you need to be making profit to the sum of their estimated pay for them to be comfortable - either that or have enough funds in the coffers to pay for the next round of their wages.
Equites can be unhappy (not enough to leave but still unsatisied) about water, services (religion/edutainment/health), food quantity and variety, basic goods quantity and variety, luxury goods quantity and variety, wages and unemployment.
If you say that you have all these covered and the only obvious red mark in their house is the wages, then check the happiness overlay and check your labour minister......
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 Equites Singulares
The Equites Singulares Augusti were formed around the end of the 1st c.
The reasons behind the creation of the Equites Singulares Augusti probably relate closely to the precarious political situation Trajan found himself in at the time of his accession to the imperial throne, only one year after his adoption as heir.
Soldier images in the banner above are of the Ermine Street Guard, one of the oldest Roman re-enactor groups in existence.
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 Equites - Wikipedia
Het was namelijk aan senatoren verboden zich op actieve wijze in te laten met commerciële en financiële zaken, en daarom bleef deze door de expansie van Rome steeds winstgevender sector voorbehouden aan de equites.
In zijn strijd tegen de senaat probeerde Gaius Gracchus de equites als politieke machtsgroep aan zijn zijde te krijgen, door een wet die bepaalde dat de rechtspraak over afpersingen in de provincies uitsluitend door ridders zou worden uitgeoefend, in plaats van door senatoren.
Bijzonder typerend voor de politieke invloed van de equites was ook het terugroepen van Lucullus.
nl.wikipedia.org /wiki/Equites   (338 words)

 Ancient Rome From the Earliest Times Down to 476 A.D By Robert F. Pennel (1890)- Chapter 25 from Nalanda Digital ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
From the former were chosen the governors of the provinces, from the latter came the tax-gatherers (publicani) and the money-brokers (negotiatores).
The Equites were originally from the aristocracy alone, but, as the plebeians increased in wealth, many of them became rich enough to be included in this class.
There was no hostility between the Senate and the Equites until, in 123, Gaius Gracchus passed the Lex Judicaria, which prescribed that the jurors (judices) should be chosen from the Equites, and not the Senate.
www.nalanda.nitc.ac.in /resources/english/etext-project/history/ancrome/chapter25.html   (1072 words)

 Detail Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
During the Republic the Equites served as the middle class, situated socially between the Senate and the common Roman citizen.
Cicero used both his ties to the equites and the senatorial class to improve relations between the two and to foster ties instead of antagonisms.
Throughout the Republic the Equestrians were divided into units, called centuries, 18 in number, along with the equites equo publico (knights granted a public horse).
www.fofweb.com /Onfiles/Ancient/AncientDetail.asp?iPin=ROME0586   (1116 words)

Equites Forum - это международная общественная организация, основанная командой путешественников Equites Team.
· Создание Equites центров - мест для активного и творческого досуга объединяющих кинозал, конференц-зал, спортзал, бассейн, вечерний клуб, фиточайную, кафе-оранжерею.
Команда Equites и, впоследствии, подобные команды осуществляют экогуманитарные экспедиции в проблемные зоны Земли и районы экологических и гуманитарных бедствий.
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 equites - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about equites (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Latin form for Equestrian order, originally the cavalry of the ancient Roman army, and later an elite Roman business class.
But when the equites and the novi homines had extended the governing classes by adding to the numbers of the Patricians, the State came to ruin.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com.cob-web.org:8888 /Equites   (118 words)

 Equites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Zoals jullie van Equites Het Netwerk gewend zijn had de Activiteiten Divisie ook voor november weer een borrel met gastspreker georganiseerd.
Op 8 juli organiseerde de AC van Equites Het Netwerk de seizoensafsluiting.
Maud Litjens was de eerste gastspreker van dit jaar en zij vertelde de aanwezigen iets over numerologie, ofwel de kennis der getallen die net als de astrologie al eeuwen geleden door grote wijsgeren werd toegepast.
www.equitesnetwerk.nl /index2.php?mid0=1   (1175 words)

 Equites leaving - Tilted Mill Community
Whenever a town comes under attack most of the equites leave town resulting in a collapse of all services provided by them.
Are there enough equites in your city to fill all the jobs they work at before the attack occurred or is there a equites shortage?
It was touch and go, but enough equites returned to get partial coverage on services which encouraged more to come in.
www.tiltedmill.com /forums/showthread.php?p=127619#post127619   (1902 words)

 equites - OneLook Dictionary Search
Tip: Click on the first link on a line below to go directly to a page where "equites" is defined.
Equites : Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
EQUITES : 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
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 Roman tribune who in 67 BC carried a very unpopular law giving the 'equites' a s...
Otho proposed and carried the law which gave to the equites and to those persons who pos­sessed the equestrian census, a special place at the public spectacles, in fourteen rows or seats (in quat-tuordecim gradibus sive ordinibus), next to the place of the senators, which was in the orchestra (Veil.
For those equites who had lost their rank by not pos­sessing the proper equestrian census, there was a special place assigned (inter decoctores^ Cic.
This law soon became very unpopular ; the people, who were excluded from the seats whi?h they had formerly occupied in common with the equites, thought themselves insulted ; and in Cicero's consulship (b.
www.funtrivia.com /askft/Question72516.html   (265 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Equites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
equites [Lathorsemen], the original cavalry of the Roman army, chosen, according to legend, by Romulus from the three ancient Roman tribes; the equites were selected from the senatorial class on the basis of wealth.
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