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About Dacian History by Dr. Napoleon Savescu

 About Dacian History This study explores the debate concerning the revaluation of the Dacian heritage, in the context of the quest for a cultural milieu.   Carolus Lundius, the President of the Swedish Academic of Science, in the year 1687, published “Zamolxis Primus Getarum Legislator” (Zamolxis the First Legislator of the Getae) [1] in which he affirms that the first written laws in the mankind history were Zalmoxis’s laws (see www.dacia.org ).  The greatest Rumanian historian Nicolae Densusianu proves: the Dacians spoke the Latin language, before the Romans existed (see www.dacia.org Articles - English or http://www.pelasgians.bigpondhosting.com/index.htm).  His book” The Preistoric Dacia” has been first published in Rumania in 1913, but its contents remain as revolutionary, visionary, and controversial as they were almost 100 years ago.[2]  The Rumanian poet and the philosopher Lucian Blaga (1895-1961) was very interested by the Dacian ancestors, as witnessed by his essay on the ”Revolt of the non-Latin element”, or the play Zamolxe, both published in 1921. The writer challenged the current view which privileged the Latin element in the typology of the   ns.   Five years later, the monograph Getica of the historian Vasile Pârvan became the very source of the fascination for the Dacians in the Rumanian culture before WWII. Numerous titles invaded the cultural market, both scientific and amateurish, and a new current, the thracomania, became fashionable.

 On champions of Dacianism was the theologian Ioan Coman, who saw the Dacian religion as announcing Christianity in its orthodox form. Once again, Blaga entered the dispute, attempting to tone down nationalist and intolerant Dacianism; he offered the model of a lucid intellectual engaged in an animated cultural debate.