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Adamklissi

Adamklissi, the site of three Roman monuments in the Dobrudja plain (South Romania): (1) an altar (16.2 m. (53 ft.) square and c.6 m. (20 ft.) high) recording legionary and auxiliary casualties, probably from Trajan's first Dacian campaign ( ce 101/2) rather than that of Domitian; (2) a circular mausoleum or tropaeum (c.40 m. (131 ft.) diam.) standing on the crest of the hill, built of the same local stone as the altar, and perhaps also linked with Trajan's first Dacian war ( ce 101/2); (3) a circular tropaeum (c.30 m. (100 ft.) diam.) in the better-quality Deleni stone dedicated in ce 108/9 (CIL 3. 12467; cf. E. Doruţiu-Boilă, Dacia (1961), 345 ff.) surmounted by a hexagonal column and victory tropaeum, dominating the hill and visible from the Danube more than 40 km. (25 mi.) away. See trophies. The surviving metopes portray scenes of conflict with Dacians and others but in a different style from the continuous relief of Trajan's Column in Rome. A small city named after the monument (Municipium Tropaeum Traiani) grew up in the valley below. (See dacia.)

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      A. S. Stefan, Les Guerres daciques de Domitien et de Trajan (2005), 437 f., 562–7.Find this resource:

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