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  Dacians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dacian kingdom during the reign of Burebista, 82 BC The Dacians (Lat.
The first mention of them is in Roman sources, but classical authors are unanimous in considering the Dacians a branch of the Getae, a Thracian people known from Greek writings.
Strabo specified that the Daci are the Getae who lived in the area towards the Pannonian plain (Transylvania), while the Getae proper gravitated towards the Black Sea coast (Scythia Minor).
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 Dacia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dacian Kingdom, during the rule of Burebista, 82 BC Towards the west Dacia may originally have extended as far as the Danube where it runs from north to south at Waitzen (Vacz).
Dacians had developed the Murus dacicus, characteristic to their complexes of fortified cities, like their capital Sarmizegetusa in today Hunedoara (Romania).
The result of his first campaign (101-102) was the siege of the Dacian capital Sarmizegetusa and the occupation of a part of the country.
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 ipedia.com: Dacia Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Dacians were usually called Getae by the Greekss and Daci by the Romans.
Dacians dwelt in wooden huts surrounded by palisades.
The Dacians adopted the religion and language of the conquerors - the modern Romanian language being a Romance language.
www.ipedia.com /dacia.html   (1381 words)

  
 Dacians or getae - people that inhabited the territory of modern Romania
The Dacians inhabited an area bordered by the rivers Tisza, Dnestr, the Balkan Mountains and the Black Sea (this area is called the Carpathian-Danube territory, because it includes most of the Carpathian Mountains and the lower course of the Danube).
The Dacians are often considered as the northern branch of the Thracians.
Another consequence of the Scythian invasion was the expansion of the Dacians to the north, west and south.
www.geocities.com /cogaionon/article2.htm   (1490 words)

  
 Dacia
Dacian Kingdom, during the rule of Burebista, 82 BC There were three distinct historical periods of Dacia.
The second one was the Roman province Dacia Trajana, established as a consequence of the Dacian Wars during 101-106, comprising of the regions known today as Banat, Oltenia and Transylvania.
After the Dacian Wars, Dacians were recruited into the Roman Army, and were employed in the construction and guarding of Hadrian's Wall in Britain, or elsewhere in the Roman Empire.
www.datamass.net /da/dacia.html   (1985 words)

  
 The Dacians
The artist skilfully insists on the Dacian manners and costumes which seem more sophisticated than the conquerors' (the Romans') who (are made to) look, in comparison, like sheer barabarians.
Does this pieta speak of the famous human sacrifice which the Dacians are said to have made every five years when they sent as a messenger to Zalmoxis one of the best among them, after drawing lots.
Since the Romans conquered only 14% of the territory inhabited by the Dacians, and this with the help of legions gathered from across the entire empire, the Romans could not force upon Dacia their rules and laws, their language and habits and consequently had to leave it not before long.
www.dacia.org /Dacian_Virtual_Museum/The_Dacians/the_dacians.html   (726 words)

  
 Dacia - TheBestLinks.com - Dacians, Augustus, Black Sea, Boii, ...
Dacia, in ancient geography the land of the Daci or Getae, was a large district of Central Europe, bounded on the north by the Carpathians, on the south by the Danube, on the west by the Pathissus (Tisza river, in Hungary), on the east by the Tyras (Dniester, border between Moldavia and Ukraine).
The Dacians were usually called Getae by the Greeks and Daci by the Romans.
Dacian Kingdom, during the rule of Burebista, 82 BC The Dacians had attained a considerable degree of civilization by the time they first became known to the Romans.
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 Dacia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Dacians were usually called by the Greeks and Daci by the Romans.
Dacian Kingdom during the rule of Burebista BC The Dacians had attained a considerable degree civilization by the time they first became to the Romans.
Under Burebista (Boerebista) a contemporary of Julius Caesar who thoroughly reorganized the army and the moral standard of the people the of the kingdom were extended to their The Bastarnae and Boii were conquered and even the Greek of Olbia and Apollonia on the Black Sea (Pontus Euxinus) fell into his hands.
www.freeglossary.com /Dacia   (1333 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Dacia
Their chief priest held a prominent position as the representative of the supreme deity, Zamolxis, upon earth; he was the king's chief adviser.
But the Dacians were really left independent, as is shown by the fact that Domitian agreed to purchase immunity by the payment of an annual tribute.
The result of his first campaign (101-102) was the siege of the Dacian capital Sarmizegetusa, and the occupation of a part of the country; of the second (105-106), the suicide of Decebalus, the conquest of the whole kingdom and its conversion into a Roman province.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Dacia   (1249 words)

  
 Dacian (60 BC? - 106 AD) - DBA 68
Dacian warriors worshipped the god Zalmoxis with human sacrifices and believed that death in battle would earn them a place in heaven with their God.
Dacians of the tribe Bastarnae were renowned falxmen, and referred to by Appian as "the bravest nation of all."
Osprey shows a Dacian chieftain wearing a bronze Phyrgian helmet, iron leaf-scale armor, fl wood tunic and trousers embroidered in red and white at the hem and lower legs, and a "tartan" wool cloak.
www.fanaticus.org /DBA/armies/dba68.html   (1707 words)

  
 Upto11.net - Wikipedia Article for Transylvania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Dacian Kingdom, during the rule of Burebista, 82 BC Herodotus gives acount of the Agathyrsi, which were living during 5th century BC in Transylvania.
From A.D. to 89, the Dacians were engaged in several wars with the Romans, during the reign of Decebalus.
In 101-102 Trajan started the military campaign (Dacian Wars) against the Dacians, that achieved the siege of the Dacian capital Sarmizegetusa and the occupation of a part of the country.
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 TRANSYLVANIA - History of Transylvania, demographics of Transylvania, Transylvania today.
During the reign of Decebalus, the Dacians were engaged in several wars with the Romans (from 85 to 89).
As a result, the Dacians were left independent, as shown by the Roman emperor's agreeing to pay an annual tribute to the Dacians.
During the 3rd century increasing pressure from the free Dacians (Carpians) and Visigoths forced the Romans to abandon exposed Dacia Trajana.
www.transylvania-tours.com /transylvania/wiki.htm   (3874 words)

  
 The History of the Romanian Language
The Dacians were the first known civilization to live in the area where Romania is now situated.
Dacians though, are not the only ancestors of the Romanian people and its language.
From the core of Dacian words to the Latinization and the Slavic influence, the Romanian language tells the story of a nation of survivors.
linguistics.byu.edu /classes/ling450ch/reports/romanian.html   (2034 words)

  
 :::► Dictionary of Meaning www.mauspfeil.net ◄:::
The Dacians were known as ''Geton'' (plural ''Getae'') in Greek language Greek writings, and as ''Dacus'' (plural ''Daci'') and Getae in Roman empire Roman documents; also as Dagae and Gaete— see the late Roman map ''Tabula Peutingeriana''.
Strabo tells that the original name of the Dacians was "daoi", which could be explained with a possible Phrygian language Phrygian cognate "daos", meaning "wolf".
Image:ClassicalBalkans1849.jpg thumbleft300pxClassical Dacia and environs, from Alexander G. Findlay's ''Classical Atlas to Illustrate Ancient Geography,'' New York, 1849 A kingdom of Dacia was in existence at least as early as the beginning of the 2nd century BC under a king, Oroles.
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 DACIA - LoveToKnow Article on DACIA
Under Burbista (Boerebista), a contemporary of Caesar, who thoroughly reorganized the army and raised the moral standard of the people, the limits of the kingdom were extended; the Bastarnae and Boii wer,e conquered, and even Greek towns (Olbia, Apollonia) on the Euxine fell into his hands.
But the Dacians were really left independent, as is shown by the fact that Domitian agreed to purchase immunity from further Dacian ini~oads by the payment of an annual tribute.
, The result of his first campaign (101102) was the occupation of the Dacian capital Sarmizegethusa,(Vrhely) and the surrounding country; of the second (105107), the suicide of Decebalus, the conquest of the whole kingdom and its conversion into a Roman province.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /D/DA/DACIA.htm   (1333 words)

  
 Dacian (60 BC - 106 AD) - DBA II/52
The Dacian general Diurapneus (right) laid an ambush in a mountain pass at Tapae, and soundly defeated the Roman force (including the loss of Legio V Alaudae).
The Dacians are foes of the Illyrians (I/47), Gauls (II/11), Sarmatians (II/26), Marian Romans (II/49), fellow Dacians (II/52), and Early Imperial Romans (II/56) including one Marcus Ulpius Traianus (Trajan) in particular.
The primary tactic for Dacians against Imperial Romans will be to get their Warband (and the optional Sarmatian Knight) into close contact with the Roman Blades, while the psiloi and Light Horse serve primarily to protect the flanks, screen the Roman cavalry, and/or provide flank overlaps.
www.fanaticus.org /DBA/armies/II52.html   (1793 words)

  
 Origin of Romanians
This theory says that the Dacians spoke a language very close to Latin and so, the Romanization was not required.
Some historians theorize that all the Dacians were killed in the battles for Dacia, but that is not generally accepted, since the Romans never conquered the whole Dacian teritory.
Dacians were probably a Thracian tribe, so the common words with Albanian (see above) could have come from the Dacian language.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/o/or/origin_of_romanians.shtml   (565 words)

  
 HISTORY OF ROME House of Julii
The Dacians react and attacked Servius in the hills of Iuvavum.
Knowing the Dacians had a larger force equal to his own, the small force of Dacians on the hill he regarded as a decoy.
The last of the Dacians were surrounded in the town center and proudly defied the Romans.
www.montinola.org /pics/rome/history/page2.htm   (2413 words)

  
 THE DACIANS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It allows one to rediscover the civilisation and culture of the Dacians - a community of farmers, craftsmen and warriors - which played a leading role in the cultural and artistic development of ancient Europe and established important contacts with neighbouring peoples such as the Greeks, the Scythians, the Illyrians and the Celts.
The story narrates that Dacian King Decebalus preferred to have his head chopped off rather than face the shame of defeat and that Trajan took to Rome a war booty comprising 150 tonnes of gold and over 300 tonnes of silver.
Apart from important exhibits in bronze, iron and pottery, there is an outstanding display of the mythical treasures found in the tombs of warrior princes which miraculously escaped Roman looting: entire trousseaus in gold and silver, masterpieces that are skilfully hammered, engraved and splendidly chillesed.
www.ts.camcom.it /english/eventi/daci.htm   (330 words)

  
 Dacians, the Wolf-People
A second hypothesis comes to mind: the Dacians may have taken their name from a band of fugitives - either immigrants from other regions, or young men at odds with the law, haunting the outskirts of villages like wolves or bandits and living by rapine.
The phenomenon is amply documented from earliest antiquity, and it survived in the Middle Ages.
Finally, a third hypothesis that may explain the name of the Dacians centers on the ability to change into a wolf by the power of certain rituals.
www.angelfire.com /in/cih/dacians.html   (1726 words)

  
 Istoria Romaniei
These were the Dacians, a branch of the people living in the Balkans, named Thracians.
By this time, the Dacians were united for the first time under the authority of a wise ruler called Burebista.
Dacians were the ancient inhabitants of the land.
www.roboam.com /istoria.htm   (1879 words)

  
 Dacian ruins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
These were the last points of resistance of the Dacians, during the conquering campaign of the Roman emperor Traianus (105 AD).
After all, it is said that part of the treasure of the Dacian king is still hidden somewhere in these mountains.
The similarity with the name of the former Dacian capital is not an accident.
www.students.missouri.edu /~romsa/destinations/html/dacian_ruins.html   (465 words)

  
 A Brief History of Bucovina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Religion was an important element of the early Dacians, centered on a monotheistic worship and belief in immortality.
The Greek historian Herodotus wrote that the Dacians did not believe that death was the end but that they would continue in another kind of life in heaven next to their god Zalmoxis.
Roman colonists integrated with the Dacian population and the vulgate Latin language of the Romans was adopted.
www.fp.ucalgary.ca /schnell/a_brief_history_of_bucovina.htm   (2849 words)

  
 CST-Transylvania
This fragile Dacian empire was dissolved very quickly after a conspiracy which ended with the murder of Burebista.
The following main character in the History of the Dacians is king Decebalus, who ruled from 80 to 106 A.C. During his reign took place the main confrontation with the Romans which led, among many other reasons, to the conquest of Dacia and its incorporation to the empire as a province.
So, Dacians were romanized quickly, but at least in the countryside they kept their costums and monoteism that later would open more easily the doors to Christianism.
www.east-west-wg.org /cst/cst-trans/e_alb1.html   (1810 words)

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