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The Dacians were an Indo-European people, part of or related to the Thracians. Dacians were the ancient inhabitants of Dacia, located in the area in and around the Carpathian Mountains and west of the Black Sea. This area includes the present-day countries of Romania and Moldova, as well as parts of Ukraine, Eastern Serbia, Northern Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary and Southern Poland. The Dacians spoke the Dacian language, believed to have been closely related to Thracian, but were somewhat culturally influenced by the neighbouring Scythians and by the Celtic invaders of the 4th century BC.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of European Peoples (2006)

by Carl Waldman, Catherine Mason

Dacians. (Daci; Daceans; Geto-Dacians) The Dacians were a people of present- day Romania, a subgroup of THRACIANS, who had significant contacts with the ROMANS from the mid-second century B.C.E . to the late third century C.E . Dacia ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Roman Empire (2009)

by Matthew Bunson

AN INDEPENDENT KINGDOM The Dacians probably came from a Thracian stock and moved into the region sometime in the seventh or sixth century B.C.E . They were joined by the Getae, with whom they shared certain cultural and linguistic ...

Google previewConflict in Ancient Greece and Rome: The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2016)

The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia by Sara E. Phang, Iain Spence Ph.D., Douglas Kelly Ph.D., Peter Londey Ph.D.

Dacians. Occupying roughly the area of modern Romania, pre-Roman Dacia was unified in the first century bce by the native leader Burebista, and was conquered in the late first and early second centuries ce by Domitian (81–96) and Trajan ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Indo-European Culture (1997)

by Douglas Q. Adams

DACIAN LANGUAGE The Dacians, situated north of the lower Danube in the area of the Carpathians and Transylvania, are the earliest named Indo-European group in the present territory of Romania. They are first mentioned in the writings of ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

The revolters were with difficulty subdued; but, in the reign of Domitian, the Dacians invaded the empire...

Google previewThe new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences (1807)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

The revolters were with difficulty subdued j but, in the reign of Domitian, the Dacians invaded the empire, and proved a...

Google previewDictionary of Wars (2013)

by George Childs Kohn

The Dacians vigorously opposed the Romans, but in the second year of the war Trajan penetrated the heart of the kingdom and captured the capital, Sarmizegethusa; Decebalus was forced to make peace. Heagreed to recognize Rome as ...

Google previewThe Oxford Classical Dictionary (2012)

by Simon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth, Esther Eidinow

The Dacians were an agricultural people, but under the influence of Celtic invaders (see CELTS) in the 4th cent. BC they absorbed Celtic culture and developed the gold, silver, and iron mines of the Carpathians. From c.300 BC they traded ...

Google previewDictionary of World Biography (2003)

by Frank Northen Magill

The Dacians had adopted at least part of the Greco-Roman culture, including certain military techniques; although the Romans considered them barbarians, they were not primitives, and periodically they aggressively raided Roman territory ...

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