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Why Cotiso?!

Because land always belonged to us. Each piece of this country is stained of Dacian words and people. Of height warlike and mystery. Of legends, so deep, that pales before the true extent of their imagination.

Cavalry

Yet why Cotiso? Dacian king came to power after killing commanded of the greatest leader of the Dacians, Burebista, Cotiso saved the prestige gained in years of blood for a people never said as one of sheperds. By his policy and guerrilla actions, it can be said that the king Cotiso hindered, as far as possible, the penetrating and destroying of the Roman Dacia as a nation.

Cotiso stood out as a worthy successor of the expansionist policy of Burebista, but adapting it to the historical moment that he lived. His political purpose was to maintain the sovereignty of the Dacian nation by any means and to regain the burebistane old privileges. Therefore, first, he initiates treaty of alliance with the Romans, first with Augustus, and Marcus Antonius, but without the expected result.

He also avoids an alliance with the neighboring kings, most customers of Rome. His ideal policy means is twofold: to ensure the perpetuation of the Geto-Dacian nation's territory, goal of his foreign policy, a politico-military ideology founded on the principle of "I attack, therefore I am!"

Cotiso decided that Roman terror be answered by terror. This explains his military incursions across the Danube and the obstinacy with which he fights against the Romans. Cotiso guessed very well that the preservation of sovereignty and survival of Geta people hung heavily by the annihilation trends of Rome’s hegemony. So, for his clairvoyance and his firm attitude of his Dacian leadership responsibilities and with the Roman power, Cotiso has the merit to be among the very illustrious historical figures from our past too troubled.

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Yet Villa Cotiso hides not only a rich history of a nation of warriors. There are open gates to the mysteries of these places very little affected by eye of the ordinary people. Beyond words, in the mountains full of mysteries around the Dacian fortresses, wolves live in large numbers, which gave rise to numerous stories about men-wolves. There is actually an old tradition regarding wolf watched with fear and admiration. In some areas, it is still retained the link with the Dacian wolf traditions.

Those who take care of wolves are under the protection of St. Andrew and even if in old age their body is full of scars from the bites of some little dogs or wolves,we do not know any case that one has been torn or eaten by these animals. These people were one of the two sources of the legends about the man-wolf or lycanthropes.

Another legend, preserved by word of mouth is about the noise of battle heard some nights in the eyes of the woods who watches the fortification Blidaru for centuries ... and this is just the beginning.

The land over which this settlement lives courted by timelessness is only an input into other realms, far deeper and perhaps more frightening. But that's a different story about that, people from here will tell you during the nights filled by Moon.

This is Villa Cotiso and the history that lies hidden under its slabs.