Cultural Heroes in Parallel; Vercingetorix, Boudica and Arminius
Martin Barry McKew
Throughout time, national histories have utilized ancient figures as political tools, especially to strengthen their military and popular standings on the world stage. Three heroes, Boudicca from the UK, Vercingetorix from France, and Arminius from Germany, were all used in this manner. There are distinct parallels between them that speak to the efficacy of this practice in nationalism and nation-making.
Ashleigh S. Lawrence-Sanders
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions; Gender Equality
"Cultural Heroes in Parallel; Vercingetorix, Boudica and Arminius" (2021). Stander Symposium Projects. 2199.