). “The feeders of horses.”
The name of the nobility of Chalcis in Euboea, corresponding to the ἱππεῖς
in other Greek States. On the conquest of the Chalcidians by the
Athenians in B.C. 506, these Hippobotae were deprived of their lands, and 4000 Athenian
cleruchi sent to take possession of them (Herod.v. 77
; Herod. vi. 100
23; Aelian, V. H.
vi. 1; Grote, ch. 31, iii. 145).