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HIPPO´BOTAE (ἱπποβόται), the feeders of horses, was 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 4,000 Athenian cleruchi sent to take possession of them. (Hdt. 5.77, 6.100; Strab. x. p.447; Plut. Per. 23; Aelian, Ael. VH 6.1; Thirlwall, 2.78; Grote, ch. 31, 3.145.) [COLONIA p. 477 a.]

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