From: george knysh
> In firstname.lastname@example.org, george knysh wrote:(not
> >> In fact, the scenes CLIV/CLV depict something
> like this: some
> >> Roman soldiers walk from the left (where they
> are) to the right.
> >> Behind them there is a Dacian city which burned
> out. In front of
> >> them, there are a group of Dacians (women,
> children, men) and a
> >> bunch of farm animals. A part of the Dacians look
> back, others
> >> bear some weapons.
> >> Now, in interpretation of these two scenes,
> Reinach, Cichorius
> >> and Froehner proposed more than 100 years ago the
> idea that
> >> Dacians are chased by Romans out of occupied
> > GK: This sounds plausible. A destroyed city,
> (MI) Actually being fired by Romans on the Column.
> >(GK) advancing Romans, fleeing Dacian population
> just soldiers,*****GK: If this is the last depiction on the column
> > but "lock stock and barrel", with glances at the
> It is possible to be like this. But there is no way
> to say whehter
> they're driven out of the province or only out of
> the fortified zone.
>*****GK: That's a good point. But was this local
> >> Patsch argues that it's about the refugees in the
> mountains who
> >> return to their own villages after the war;
> > GK: This I don't get. Why would they have
> left the
> > mountains "lock stock and barrel" to fight the
> Dacian fortifications _were_ in the mountains and
> it's there that
> decisive final battles took place (women
> participating at them).
> Keep in mind that after creation of Dacia Romana, a
> new Sarmisegetuza
> Regia was founded, considerably lower than ex-Dacian
> capital, at
> some good distance from it. The name could be
> explained only in
> connection with local population's feelings,
> otherwise Romans had
> no special reason to call another place using a
> Dacian name.
>*****GK: I still think this is strained. The defeated
> >> Daicoviciu says they are evacuated from
> mountains where they
> >> could have organized further resistence in front
> of the Romans
> >> and brought in plain, where they could have been
> better kept
> >> under Big Brother's eye.
> > GK: This also seems rather strained. What is
> the depiction
> > immediately prior to the one you have
> It's just the last figured battle of the war, near
> a city (most
> probably the same which is depicted further as being
> fired by Roman
> soldiers). The final images are rather rustical and
> suggest return
> to a calm life.
> The interpretation is not so stupid, taking into
> account that one
> key request ignored by Dacian king after the Ist war
> was dismantling
> of fortified cities, which were to some extent
> feared by Romans.
> Marius Iacomi