Two Winning Horses from the House of Sorothus

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Carole Raddato
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published on 27 May 2024
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Roman mosaic depicting two winning racehorses from the stud farm of Sorothus at ancient Hadrumetum (modern-day Sousse in Tunisia), end of the 2nd century CE. Sorothus was a rich stock breeder. His two horses with victory palms are identified by name: Adorandus (marked with the name of Soro(thus)) and Crinitus (marked with the brand of the farm). Hadrumetum had its own circus, where Sorothus' horses may have been local stars.

Sousse Archaeological Museum, Tunisia.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2024, May 27). Two Winning Horses from the House of Sorothus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18990/two-winning-horses-from-the-house-of-sorothus/

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