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 (dā′shē-ə, -shə)
An ancient region and Roman province corresponding roughly to modern Romania. Inhabited before the Christian era by a people of Thracian stock with an advanced material culture, the region was abandoned to the Goths after ad 270.

Da′ci·an adj. & n.
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(Placename) an ancient region bounded by the Carpathians, the Tisza, and the Danube, roughly corresponding to modern Romania. United under kings from about 60 bc, it later contained the Roman province of the same name (about 105 to 270 ad)
ˈDacian adj, n
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(ˈdeɪ ʃi ə, -ʃə)

an ancient kingdom and later a Roman province in S Europe between the Carpathian Mountains and the Danube, corresponding generally to modern Romania and adjacent regions.
Da′ci•an, adj., n.
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In the population of Transylvania there are four distinct nationalities: Saxons in the South, and mixed with them the Wallachs, who are the descendants of the Dacians; Magyars in the West, and Szekelys in the East and North.
On the other hand, Burebista also focused on the Celtic tribes with whom Dacians conflicted.
Dacii (The Dacians), Bucharest: Editura pentru Literatura.
Before the Romans invaded, the native people there were known as Dacians. Mr.
Unfortunately, history has very little to say about the mentality, the language, the social life and the political structures, the food, the architecture and the habits, the culture, the religion, the army and even the looks of ancient Dacians. Accurate historical information about the semi-mythical pre-roman cradle of Romania is poor, scattered and above all doubtful (Boia 172-179).
In the First and early Second Centuries, the Dacians, from what is now Romania, were the tough enemies of Rome under their king Decebalus.
North Walian comic turned historian Terry Jones investigates claims that early Germans, Dacians and Goths were nothing but primitive brutes - a theory supported by their merciless besieging of Rome in 9AD.
These shields could mean Quintus Sollonius was a veteran of campaigns against the Dacians (in what is now Romania) conducted by the emperor Hadrian's predecessor Trajan.
Some 2,000 years ago, the barbarous Carpathian rulers known as the Dacians charged into battle against the invading Roman forces behind wolf-head banners.
Fascinated with the human details, Hendo tells the story of the Dacians (from what we now call Romania) who resisted the Romans so fiercely that they were later recruited by the Emperor Trajan as auxiliary soldiers.
The clasp is still in working order and Robin said the shields on either side of Mars were Dacian. This could mean Quintus was a veteran of Trajan's vicious wars with the Dacians in what is modern Romania.
Eventually, the Emperor Trajan triumphed over the Dacians whose fighting qualities impressed the Romans so much that they were recruited as auxiliary soldiers.