Getae

Getae [ґети; gety]. North Thracian tribes, also called Dacians, that in the 5th century BC inhabited the lower Danube River region. From the 4th century BC, they occupied the area south of the Carpathian Mountains from Dobrudja to the Dnister River. About 60–50 BC, their king Burebistas united them and the neighboring Boii and Tauri into a powerful Getic-Dacian kingdom, which fell apart after his death. In AD 106, the Getae were subdued by Rome. Many of them were killed or driven northward, and their territories were incorporated into the Roman provinces of Moesia and Dacia.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of #Ukraine, vol. 2 (1988).]




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