"Equestrian." A surname of the goddess Fortuna. A temple of Fortuna Equestris was vowed by the consul Quintus Fulvius Flaccus in 180 BCE because she had helped him while he was a praetor in Spain during the Celtiberian war. It was dedicated on August 13, 173 BCE. Tacitus1 mentions a temple of Fortuna Equestris at Antium.

Equestris also occurs as a surname of Venus and Neptune. See also Equester.



  1. Annals iii, 71.


  • Livy. The History of Rome xl, 40; xlii, 3.