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Bărbulescu, C. 2004: Arhitectura militară şi tehnica de construcţie la romani. Castrul de la Potaissa, Cluj-Napoca

Bărbulescu, M. 1987: Din istoria militară a Daciei romane. Legiunea V Macedonica şi castrul de la Potaissa, Cluj-Napoca

Bărbulescu, M. 1990: ‘Les principia du camp légionaire de Potaissa’, in Vetters, H. and Kandler, M. (eds), Akten des 14. internationalen Limeskongresses in Bad Deutsch-Altenburg/Carnuntum, 14.–21. September 1986, Römische Limes in Österreich Sonderband, Wien, 821–31

Bărbulescu, M. 1991: ‘Römische Legionslager von Potaissa (Rumänien)’, Antike Welt 22, 22–30

Bărbulescu, M. 1994: Potaissa. Studiu monografic, Turda

Bărbulescu, M. 1997: Das Legionslager von Potaissa (Turda) / Castrul legionar de la Potaissa (Turda), Zalău

Bărbulescu, M. 1998: ‘La Legio V Macedonica e lo scavo del castrum di Potaissa’, Messana 19, 195–214

Bărbulescu, C. and Bărbulescu, M. 2004a: ‘Poarta principală a basilicii castrului de la Potaissa’, in Studia Historica et Archaeologica in honorem Magistrae Doina Benea, Timişoara, 27–34

Bărbulescu, M. and Bărbulescu, C. 2004b: Turda. Castrul roman de la Potaissa. Le camp légionnaire de Potaissa. The Roman legionary fortress of Potaissa (ghid turistic), Turda

Bărbulescu, M., Milea, Z., Cătinaş, A., and Hopârtean, A. 1978: ‘Principalele rezultate ale săpăturilor arheologice în castrul roman de la Turda (1971–1976)’, Potaissa 1, 5–15


Bărbulescu, M. 2004: ‘Inscriptions votives pour les génies protecteurs dans le camp légionnaire de Potaissa’, in Orbis Antiquus. Studia in honorem Ioannis Pisonis, Cluj-Napoca, 375–9

Cătinaş, A. 1996: ‘Lampes à estampille de Potaissa’, Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautorum acta 33, 63–74

Cătinaş, A. 1997: ‘Les antéfixes découverts dans le camp de la legio V Macedonica de Potaissa’, Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautorum acta 35, 233–8

Grec, M. 1998: ‘Urme de încălţăminte pe materialul tegular din castrul de la Potaissa (Shoe-prints on tegular material from Roman camp at Potaissa)’, Analele Banatului 6, 241–50

Pîslaru, M. 2001: ‘Ein Aureus aus dem Legionslager von Potaissa’, Acta Musei Napocensis 38:1, 135–6

Pîslaru, M. 2004: ‘Ritrovamenti monetari nei principia del castrum legionario di Potaissa (dacia)’, Rivista italiana di numismatica e scienze affini 105, 93–133

Visiting and browsing

The headquarters building, part of a the baths, part of the barracks, a granary, and the north and west gates are laid out for the visitor to inspect. A good idea of what to expect upon a visit can be had from this video (complete with atmospheric, if slightly cheesy, music).

Whilst the English-language Wikipedia entry is utterly pathetic, there is a much better Romanian one by way of compensation. A useful website gives detailed information on the fortress aqueducts, of which there are substantial remains.

Additional information for inclusion may be sent to info@legionaryfortresses.info
(please put fortress site name in the subject line; all other emails may be treated as spam and deleted).

Page last updated 7th December 2013