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The Dacian Society – Fierce Warriors and Their Women Sources and Representations
The Dacian Society – Fierce Warriors and Their Women Sources and Representations

Author(s): Andrei Pogăcias
Subject(s): History
Published by: Hiperboreea
Keywords: dacian women, trajan's column

Summary/Abstract: There is not much information about the Dacian society and especially the role of women within it. There are few ancient sources who deal more with the Thracians and a few about the Getae and Dacians, but the majority speak about the men and their wars. It is not very difficult, however, to understand the role of women in a warrior society, although parallels must be drawn to other ancient civilizations in the area. From what we know from sources, representations on Trajan's Column and archaeology, Dacian common women were in charge with the most domestic activities, while the noble women wore gold and jewels. However, it is possible that, in the final days of the independent Dacian Kingdom, they all fought for their lives and children, while many of their husbands had already been killed.

  • Issue Year: 4/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 5-22
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English