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By Ian Worthington, Joseph Roisman

The main accomplished and up to date paintings to be had on historical Macedonian heritage and fabric tradition, A spouse to old Macedonia is a useful reference for college kids and students alike.

Features new, specifically commissioned essays by means of major and up-and-coming students within the field.
Examines the political, army, social, monetary, and cultural heritage of historical Macedonia from the Archaic interval to the tip of Roman interval and beyond.
Discusses the significance of artwork, archaeology and architecture.
All historic assets are translated in English.
Each bankruptcy contains bibliographical essays for extra interpreting.

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However, the Dacians were exploiting the gold and silver and had accumulated large quantities, as the Romans transported to Rome some 1,65,500 kilograms of gold and more than twice this quantity in silver after the Dacian wars (Glodariu et al. 1996, 192). The episode is also depicted on Trajan’s Column. Archaeological finds include few Dacian gold artefacts other than the golden coins o and it seems that silver was preferred for jewellery in the late pre-Roman period (Glodariu et al. 1996, 192).

Some 17 per cent have been subject to excavation at varying scales and a further 8 per cent have been reported through field walking, although many cannot be accurately located. g. Palmer 1984; Stoertz 1997). 3). 5 Apulum – general view from the south of the site of the Colonia Aurelia, now the Partos suburb of Alba Iulia; the eastern, northern and the early western sides of the enclosure are visible on the edges of the modern occupation. presence of buried roads, ramparts or stone buildings common on sites of Roman date (Hanson and Oltean 2003; Hanson 2005b; Oltean and Hanson forthcoming c).

What gives it unity, however, are the communication and access possibilities, which are always important for human settlement. The Mures valley was the main communication route between Transylvania and the western (Pannonian) plain. The river valley provides a convenient passageway beyond the Western Carpathians through the Mures Defile, a series of short defiles and small basins with larger terraces. But this is not the only passage option. The Strei River, apart from being one of the most important tributaries with a fertile alluvial plain in its lower valley, provides a convenient connection with Tara Hategului to the south.

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