Ambiorix
<ul><li>Famous because  </li></ul><ul><li>of his resistance to </li></ul><ul><li>Julius Caesar </li></ul>
Who was he? <ul><li>1st century BC </li></ul><ul><li>Leader of the Eburones  </li></ul><ul><li>(Belgic tribe  ~ Gallia Bel...
Tungri <ul><li>Capital: Atuatuca Tungrorum </li></ul><ul><li>   Tongeren </li></ul><ul><li>Statue of Ambiorix in Tongeren...
 
<ul><li>We don’t know how Ambiorix really looked like, it is just an assumption. </li></ul>
Julius Caesar <ul><li>The Eburones were suppressed by other tribes. </li></ul><ul><li>Julius Caesar freed them. </li></ul>...
’ Horum omnium fortissimi sunt Belgae’ Of all the Gauls, the Belgians are the bravest
Ambiorix nowadays <ul><li>A lot of pubs, chip stands, factories are called ‘Ambiorix’ </li></ul><ul><li>Comics about Ambio...
THE SECRET OF
 
<ul><li>We are not sure whether he lived or not. The only proof we have, is from the ‘Comentarii de bello Gallico’, writte...
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PPT Belgium Ambiorix

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