Decebalus (ruled 87-106) was the last king of Dacia. He is famous for fighting three wars, with varying success, against the Roman Empire under two emperors. After raiding across the Danube, he defeated a Roman invasion in the reign of Domitian, securing a period of independence during which Decebalus consolidated his power.
Dacian King Decebalus. • When Trajan came to power, he invaded Dacia to weaken its threat to Roman border territory. Decebalus was defeated. He remained in power as a client king, but continued to assert his independence, leading to a final and overwhelming Roman invasion in 105. Trajan reduced the Dacian capital Sarmizegetusa in 106, absorbing Dacia into the Empire. Decebalus committed suicide to avoid capture.
Pe armele şi echipamentul militar al dacilor, pomul vieţii era reprezentat, conform credinţei în nemurire, pentru a asigura regenerarea trupului luptătorului, în cazul în care ar fi căzut în luptă, aşa cum se poate observa din desenele întocmite după Columna lui Traian de cunoscutul artist italian Giovanni Battista Piranesi la sfârşitul secolului al XVIII-lea, sau chiar din metopele originale
Roman statues of ancient Dacians (geto-dacii) – faces from the past
Thracians - "the second-most numerous people after the Indians"(herodotus, 5th century BC) Getae-Dacians belonged to the big Thracian family from South-Eastern Europe Short history In the 3rd-4rd century BC, Greeks mentioned the Getae living beyond the Danube river in today's Vallachia and described them as "bravest and most righteous" among the Thracians. The…