The life of Dacian war-leader Burebista who ruled between 80-44 B.C.and founded a strong Dacian Kingdom despite considerable pressure from the neighboring Celtic warlords and the Greek cities of the Black Sea coast.
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The Dacian kingdom lies at the eastern border of the Roman Empire.Only the river Danube separates the two mortal enemies.The Dacian king Decebalus knows that soon the vastly superior Roman legions will cross the river and attack Dacia.
This is the story of the Dacian war-leader Burebista who ruled between 80-44 B.C.and founded a strong Dacian Kingdom despite considerable pressure from the neighboring Celtic warlords and the Greek cities of the Black Sea coast.Also,King Burebista was careful to avoid confrontation with the mighty Romans who viewed the Dacian Kingdom as a menace and an obstacle in the path of Roman expansion.They made plans to attack it. Written by
Burebista was one of the early kings of the Dacians.He ruled between 82-44 B.C. and was the first Dacian ruler to unite all Dacian and Getae tribes into a single kingdom. His civil and religious capital was at Sarmizegethusa,in the Carpathian Mountains in present-day Romania.He made alliances with neighboring Celtic tribes and Greek cities from the Black Sea region.His greatest enemy was the Roman Empire and he made alliances with Pompey against Julius Caesar during the Roman Civil War.Burebista died in 44 B.C. leaving a great unified and strong Dacian kingdom behind. See more »
Great story and acting really made me enjoy this movie. I especially liked the performance of George Constantin as Burebista. I did not know much about Dacian history before seeing this movie. I was impressed about the high level of civilization and their diplomatic skills. Even if the Romans were considered a great power, the Dacian were not far behind. Their main concern was to defend the land and live happily.
After seeing this movie I decided to visit the ancient Dacian sites in Orastie Mountains, Romania. One of them, Sarmisegetusa, was the main Dacian fortress.
I think it's a must-see for all Romanians, Bulgarians, Greeks and Macedonians. It's very important to know your roots.
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