Name and Etymology[edit | edit source]
Name[edit | edit source]
The Dacians were known as Geta (plural Getae) in Ancient Greek compositions, and as Dacus (plural Daci) or Getae in Roman records, additionally as Dagae and Gaete as portrayed on the late Roman map Tabula Peutingeriana. It was Herodotus who initially utilized the ethnonym Getae as a part of his Histories. In Greek and Latin, in the compositions of Julius Caesar, Strabo, and Pliny the Elder, the general population got to be known as 'the Dacians'. Getae and Dacians were tradable terms, or utilized with some disarray by the Greeks. Latin artists regularly utilized the name Getae. Virgilius called them Getae four times, and Daci once, Lucian Getae three times and Daci twice, Horace named them Getae twice and Daci five times, while Juvenal one time Getae and two times Daci. In AD 113, Hadrian utilized the wonderful term Getae for the Dacians. Cutting edge students of history like to utilize the name Geto-Dacians. Strabo portrays the Getae and Dacians as particular yet related tribes, additionally expresses that they talked the same dialect. This refinement alludes to the areas they involved. Strabo and Pliny the Elder likewise express that Getae and Dacians talked the same dialect.