Dacia: Landscape, Colonization and Romanization by Ioana Oltean

By Ioana Oltean

Providing an in depth attention of prior theories of local cost styles and the effect of Roman colonization, Dacia bargains clean perception into the province Dacia and the character of Romanization.

It analyzes Roman-native interplay from a panorama point of view targeting the middle territory of either the Iron Age and Roman Dacia. Oltean considers the character and distribution of payment within the pre-Roman and Roman classes, the human impression at the neighborhood landscapes and the alterations which happened because of Roman occupation.

Dealing with the best way that the Roman conquest and association of Dacia impacted at the local cost development and society, this publication will locate itself popular among scholars of old Rome.

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By Ioana Oltean

Providing an in depth attention of prior theories of local cost styles and the effect of Roman colonization, Dacia bargains clean perception into the province Dacia and the character of Romanization.

It analyzes Roman-native interplay from a panorama point of view targeting the middle territory of either the Iron Age and Roman Dacia. Oltean considers the character and distribution of payment within the pre-Roman and Roman classes, the human impression at the neighborhood landscapes and the alterations which happened because of Roman occupation.

Dealing with the best way that the Roman conquest and association of Dacia impacted at the local cost development and society, this publication will locate itself popular among scholars of old Rome.

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Did the conquest result in any perceptible resistance phenomena amongst the natives? Finally, how did the process of romanisation develop in Dacia? Approaching these questions will offer the opportunity to address a number of current debates and assumptions: whether archaeological evidence bears out the literary references to depopulation, whether much of the hinterland of Sarmizegetusa was unoccupied in the pre-Roman period, or whether land was parcelled out and given to the colonists. The understanding of the real Roman impact, military and civilian, and of the true nature of the social relationship established between the conquerors and natives will ultimately lead to a better understanding of romanisation in Dacia.

Archive mapping along with early aerial imagery provide information on the evolution of the landscape prior to extensive modern development. Therefore, various editions of modern maps were compared with the latest editions available. Unfortunately, Romanian archived aerial photographs could not be consulted, but a limited set of high-altitude aerial photographs from the Second World War covering areas in the north-eastern part of Tara Hategului and along the Mures valley around Simeria and Teius could be located in the Aerial Reconaissance Archive in Keele University.

Polar air from the north in the winter or warm air from the Mediterranean area in the summer are also occasionally present. The mountains around Transylvania behave like a barrier to these extreme phenomena and ensure a more constant microclimate within the enclosed space. 5 C, with milder winters) and has lower relative humidity value and rainfall averages (under 600 millimetres at Alba Iulia) (Gherasimov 1960, I, 317–18; Morariu et al. 1966, 39–40). However, the variation in both temperature and rainfall values during the year is significant.

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