Ancient Dacians

In ancient geography, especially in Roman sources, Dacia was the land inhabited by the Dacians. The Greeks referred to them as the Getae, which were specifically a branch of the Thracians north of the Haemus Mons (the Balkan Mountains).
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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.

Dacians attacking the Roman lines. Falxmn are beggining to bring down their falxes on Roman shields. The Dacians wave an captured Roman cavalry standard (Draco).

Dacii. Cetăţile aveau funcţie dublă, administrativă şi religioasă, cuprinzând cultul zeilor cabiri, asociati cu focul si metalurgia, dupa cum se vede din aceasta placă, desprinsa parca din Mioriţa.

Dacii. Cetăţile aveau funcţie dublă, administrativă şi religioasă, cuprinzând cultul zeilor cabiri, asociati cu focul si metalurgia, dupa cum se vede din aceasta placă, desprinsa parca din Mioriţa.

Sarmisegetusa Regia in noiembrie 2012(Brumar) - capitala Daciei. Not to be confused with Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa (40 km away) - capital, and largest city, of Roman Dacia. http://www.pinterest.com/Istorie/dacian-sites/

coffee-in-istanbul: “dacian ruins at dusk, sarmizegetusa regia, romania photo: bogdan croitoru ”

For the remainder of Domitian's reign Dacia remained a relatively peaceful client kingdom, but Decebalus used the Roman money to fortify his defences. Domitian probably wanted a new war against Dacians, and reinforced Upper Moesia with two more cavalry units brought from Syria and with at least five cohorts brought from Pannonia. Trajan continued Domitian's policy and added two more units to the auxiliary forces of Upper Moesia, and then he used the buildup of troops for his Dacian wars.

For the remainder of Domitian's reign Dacia remained a relatively peaceful client kingdom, but Decebalus used the Roman money to fortify his defences. Domitian probably wanted a new war against Dacians, and reinforced Upper Moesia with two more cavalry units brought from Syria and with at least five cohorts brought from Pannonia. Trajan continued Domitian's policy and added two more units to the auxiliary forces of Upper Moesia, and then he used the buildup of troops for his Dacian wars.

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