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Sarmizegetusa
(236 words)

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Town in Dacia (cf. Ptol. 3,8,9: Ζαρμιζεγέθουσα/Zarmizegéthousa; Cass. Dio 68,8,7: Ζερμιζεγέθουσα/Zermizegéthousa; Dig. 50,15,1,9: Zarmizegetusa; Geogr. Rav 4,7: Sarmazege; Tab. Peut. 7,5: Sarmategte; in the inscriptions mainly S.), modern Hunedoara, Haţeg (Romania). In the pre-Roman Period, the centre was a settlement of the Daci and residence of the Dacian kings (S. Regia in Dacia Superior). Owing to its strategi…

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Burian, Jan (Prague), “Sarmizegetusa”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1101750>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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