Archaeologists do it in holes: Tales from the stratigraphy

Started by Maladict, May 27, 2016, 02:34:49 AM

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Jacob

My understanding is that the borders were quite porous and there was ongoing exchanges across it - militarily, culturally, economically, diplomatically. Wouldn't seem particularly weird to me if some Dacian magnate decided they needed a Roman trained doctor and were willing to pay for it, or if someone Dacian got Roman doctor training and then returned home. Or perhaps this was a doctor travelling in the entourage of some Roman visitor of means - a dignitary, envoy, or merchant.

Definitely an interesting find, and further evidence of the patterns of cultural exhange.

Tamas

I mean it wasn't THAT far east of the Danube, but not just across it either. Check "Jaszbereny" on Google Maps, that's the area where the grave was found.

Maladict

Quote from: Tamas on April 26, 2023, 03:26:58 PMI mean it wasn't THAT far east of the Danube, but not just across it either. Check "Jaszbereny" on Google Maps, that's the area where the grave was found.

So close to Aquincum, I can imagine that area was thoroughly pacified in the 1st century.

viper37

Quote from: Tamas on April 26, 2023, 09:26:42 AM
Quote from: Admiral Yi on April 26, 2023, 09:23:03 AMDid Dacia extend up to Hungary?

You could start some bar fights in Hungary or Romania with that line.
More like Pannonia, no?
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Josquius

It's been pretty accepted for a while that the old image of the roman border as an impenetrable sharp divide between civilization and barbarians is nonsense no?
Checking it on a map really wouldn't surprise me the Romans would be on good terms with a local ruler there.
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viper37

Quote from: Josquius on April 30, 2023, 12:24:10 PMIt's been pretty accepted for a while that the old image of the roman border as an impenetrable sharp divide between civilization and barbarians is nonsense no?
Yes.
The limes were the fortification system, but just like a medieval castle, it protected a circular area, more or less, not like a wall under siege.  Romans made constant foray beyond their borders and had client kingdoms beyond the Empire to server as buffer zone.
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