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Old October 22nd, 2011, 10:23 PM   #31
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Can anyone tell me the name of Burebista's any battle.I just need one battle's name.
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 10:44 PM   #32

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Can anyone tell me the name of Burebista's any battle.I just need one battle's name.
Amasing curriosity, doesn't it?
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I make a video about military commanders.I need it very much.
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the sources don't specify clear the name of a specific battle, but this doesn't means there were not. is likely before Burebista celts represented the suverans in the areea(north Transylvania, Slovakia, east Hungary, north Bulgaria and Serbia). We know Burebista driven them out, and/or subdued them. So, probably was at least one great batlle between him and celts. Some sources say also about subduing of the germans bastarnae, but is not sure if bastarnae were germanic or celts either, or if germanic were not considered celts at the momment.
Buresbista conquered, also, the greek cities Olbia and Appolonia, from Black Sea shore, but I doubt greeks opposed great resistance
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This a documantary about Dacian war whit Romans.

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Nice thread.

Its an interesting war, because of the column, imo. Allowing one to try and piece together the event that happened during the war, although some parts of it may be far-fetched.

I was just reading Duncan Campbells book; "besieged" which deals with ancient siege warfare, and in the latter parts of it, he discusses some of the machines that Apollodorus may have offered to Trajan.

In the book, it talks about Trajans "Ship-prow Tortoise" (pictured below) and his ingenious use of siege tower, where he also appeared to be aware of ground it could and could not be moved over.

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There is a section of Apollodorus' poliorketica that deals with defending one-self from defenders on the high ground. When the defenders command the high ground, they will usually roll barrels, tree-trunks and other devices down the hill. Apollodorus mentioned the use of a special shed, that would divert and channel these objects to safety, through oblique ditches and palisades, whre he also mentions that soldiers should also take cover behind the shed.

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" The tortoise shaped like the prow of a ship [embelon], carried by heavy infantry, is brought forward on rectangular foot thick [0.30] beams, it s surface being smooth, or on iron-wheels attached to the base, so that when it is set into position it is fixed into the ground and not shifted by collision [which means when objects hit it] . It will also have a slanting beam in the front, propping it up against capsizing.
On the often misunderstood pictur above, from the column, we can see the machine in action, protecting from rolling barrels.

picture below is what it may have looked like:

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Old January 23rd, 2013, 09:28 AM   #39
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A pity they used mushrooms to write (at least in that instance), some stones or metal would have been way more useful for today historians.

Another noteworthy moment and connected to the Dacians Wars is Domitian's peace treaty with the Dacians, the aftermath of his failed campaign in Dacia. He managed to oblige the Roman Empire to pay Dacians an anual subsidy of 8M sesterts (roughly the maintenance of one legion per year), one of Traian's public casus belli.

Also, some mention should be made on the scale of this war. It was one of the biggest Roman campaigns, with 8 to 11 legions involved, Dacian army was estimated at about 250,000, and the number of the slaves captured after the victory was estimated at 100,000. Of course, while Roman army was a professional one, the Dacian army meant presumably all able-bodied men. But it stands to attention that only the Parthian wars were a bigger military entreprise for the Romans.

Given these stats, the amount of Dacian traces in archeology and literature is frustratingly low or unreliable.
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GALERIUS, THE DACIAN EMPEROR

The Roman Emperor Galerius was born near Serdica, Thrace [now Sofia, Bulgaria], of humble parentage and had a distinguished military career. On March 1, 293, he was nominated as Caesar by the emperor Diocletian, who governed the Eastern part of the empire. Emperor Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletanius, was born in Dalmatia Salona in 243 AD and given the Greek name of Diokles ("glory of Zeus").
After fighting hostile tribes along the Danube River for several years, Galerius assumed command of defensive operations against the Sasanids, in 297. After being defeated, he then won a decisive victory that increased his influence on Diocletian.
When Diocletian abdicated on May 1, 305, Galerius became Augustus (senior emperor) of the East, ruling the Balkans and Anatolia.
The Arch of Galerius is celebrating the victory over the Sassanid Persians. There are represented warriors with the draco standard and wearing Sarmatian Lamella armors. That strongly suggests that Galerius' army was composed of Dacians.
The Christian apologist Lactantius (240 - 320 AD), speaks about Galerius: "his mother was born beyond the Danube, and it was an inroad of the Carpi that obliged her to cross over and take refuge in New Dacia". This New Dacia was the part of the Balcan Peninsula from the south of the Danube.
Lactantius describes Galerius as an ardent worshiper of Mars: “he cried out, with a stern look and terrible voice, "How long am I to be Caesar?" Then he began to act extravagantly, insomuch that, as if he had been a second Romulus, he wished to pass for and to be called the offspring of Mars; and that he might appear the issue of a divinity, he was willing that his mother Romula should be dishonored with the name of adulteress.”
Galerius was proud of his Dacian origin and despised the Romans. Lactantius wrote about it: "Long ago, indeed, and at the very time of his obtaining sovereign power, he had avowed himself the enemy of the Roman name; and he proposed that the empire should be called, not the Roman, but the Dacian empire."[ So Lactantius, in De mortibus persecutorum, XXVII.8. (Ed. CERF, Paris, 1954)]
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