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PPT Belgium Ambiorix

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Comenius project: 'The Quest for the European Grail'. Presentation of 3 historic figures.

Comenius project: 'The Quest for the European Grail'. Presentation of 3 historic figures.


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  • 1. Ambiorix
  • 2.
    • Famous because
    • of his resistance to
    • Julius Caesar
  • 3. Who was he?
    • 1st century BC
    • Leader of the Eburones
    • (Belgic tribe ~ Gallia Belgica)
    • The Romans called it ‘Tungri’
  • 4. Tungri
    • Capital: Atuatuca Tungrorum
    •  Tongeren
    • Statue of Ambiorix in Tongeren
    Poperinge
  • 5.  
  • 6.
    • We don’t know how Ambiorix really looked like, it is just an assumption.
  • 7. Julius Caesar
    • The Eburones were suppressed by other tribes.
    • Julius Caesar freed them.
    • Later, Caesar ‘kidnapped’ the leader of the Aedui.
    • The Eburones fought against Caesar
    • He wrote a book about the wars against the Belgian tribes
    • ‘ Comentarii de bello Gallico’
  • 8. ’ Horum omnium fortissimi sunt Belgae’ Of all the Gauls, the Belgians are the bravest
  • 9. Ambiorix nowadays
    • A lot of pubs, chip stands, factories are called ‘Ambiorix’
    • Comics about Ambiorix
    • There is also a brand of shoes called ‘Ambiorix’)
    • (you can even find hits on Wikipedia  )
  • 10. THE SECRET OF
  • 11.  
  • 12.
    • We are not sure whether he lived or not. The only proof we have, is from the ‘Comentarii de bello Gallico’, written by Caesar.
    • Some say Caesar made up Ambiorix as an excuse for his troops being slaughtered, but the question is what advantage did he get by inventing this?
    • Possible answer: Maybe his victory would seem more glorious.
  • 13. The end