Romans invade Dacia

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Rome wars with Dacia 101-2 and 105-6 taking the area of modern Oltenia, the Transylvanian plain, and the Banat. Treasures from the defeated Decebal were used to pay for the Trajan Column in Rome which records this battle. Names on inscriptions suggest the Roman culture came in with immigrants from Illyria and elsewhere possibly attracted by the mining or agricultural wealth. With these people came the Latin language, but how far the native Dacians were Romanised is not known.

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