Mărturii incredibile despre daci: „Sunt atât de barbari încât nici nu înţeleg ce este aceea pace”
Scrierile unor autori antici oferă amănunte mai puţin cunoscute în manualele de istorie despre strămoşii noştri. Dacii (geţii) erau primejdioşi pentru romani, iar obiceiurile lor sângeroase îi făceau temuţi. „Sunt atât de barbari încât nici nu înţeleg ce este aceea pace”, informa unul dintre istoricii latini.
Trajan's Amazing Column
At 126 feet tall, cut from marble, adorned with a spiral frieze intricately carved with 155 scenes, Trajan’s amazing column is a war diary that soars over Rome. Its tale: how the emperor vanquished a fierce but noble enemy.
Roman war with the Dacians - art by Giuseppe Rava ~ Of special note is the extra armour the legionaries wear on their arms. This was developed during the Dacian wars to help protect the Romans from the falx, a scythe like weapon the Dacians used with great effect against the Romans' Lorica segmentata armour. It sliced right through!
Trajan's Forum (Latin: Forum Traiani) was the last of the Imperial fora to be constructed in ancient Rome. The architect Apollodorus of Damascus oversaw its construction. This forum was built on the order of the emperor Trajan with the spoils of war from the conquest of Dacia, which ended in 106. The Fasti Ostienses state that the Forum was inaugurated in 112, while Trajan's Column was erected and then inaugurated in 113. (Source: Wikipedia)
The Dacians - History Forum
Dacians attacking the Roman lines. Falxmn are beggining to bring down their falxes on Roman shields. The Dacians wave a standard called a Draco, later to be adopted by the Romans.