Annex
Advertisement

Vercingetorix has appeared many times in works of popular culture.

  • Vercingetorix appears in the Asterix series of comics,[1] notably in Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield and Asterix the Gaul. He is seen at his surrender to Caesar, throwing his arms on (rather than at) Caesar's feet causing him to hobble, rather than walk, to his next conquest.
  • Vercingetorix appears in the third yearbook of the Marvel GI Joe comics, a short story titled "My Dinner with Serpentor" dealing with his surrender due to the origins of pizza.
  • Vercingetorix appears in the Alix comics series, notably in the album entitled Vercingetorix.[2]
  • Vercingetorix is one of the Great Generals appearing in Civilization IV.[3]
  • A 2001 French film, Vercingétorix, also known as Vercingétorix: la légende du druide roi ("Vercingetorix: the legend of the druid king"), released as Druids in English[4], was directed by Jacques Dorfmann and co-written by Dorfmann and Norman Spinrad, starring Christopher Lambert in the title role. It was neither a critical nor a box-office success, but did far better in Europe than the United States of America. Spinrad went on to write a novel, The Druid King, released in 2003.
  • Vercingetorix appeared in the 2002 TNT television miniseries Julius Caesar, played by Heino Ferch[5].
  • Vercingetorix's campaign against Caesar is the subject of Morgan Llywelyn's 1992 novel Druids[6].
  • The "King of all the Gauls" appears in the 2005 HBO/BBC series Rome, played by Giovanni Calcagno. He is in the episodes "The Stolen Eagle" and "Triumph"[7].
  • Vercingetorix appears as an enemy character in the computer games Praetorians and Age of Empires[8].
  • Rix, a shortened form of Vercingetorix, was the name of Dominique San Juste's horse in Michele Hauf's novel Seraphim
  • Vercingetorix is the name of a minor character in the manga series Air Gear by Oh! great.
  • In 62: A Model Kit, a novel by Julio Cortázar, a lead character sculpts a statue of Vercingetorix holding under his arm, as the character describes it, "his own decapitated head enlarged by history, changed into two thousand years of schoolboy compositions and the pretext for hollow speeches..."
  • Vercingetorix appears as a French warrior in the Anachronism card game.
  • Vercingetorix appears in the novel Emperor: The Field of Swords - a Novel of Julius Caesar, by Conn Iggulden.
  • In The Simpsons episode LABF01 "Take My Life, Please" Mr. Burns says Homer has "...the noble bearing of the barbarian leader Vercingetorix"

References[]

Advertisement