Its a sight many visitors to Rome may well be familiar with – mock gladiators posing for photographs outside the Colosseum.But these fake gladiators felt the long arm of the law after they were caught during a blitz by police to catch conmen preying on tourists at one of Romes most famous sites.Visitors had told police how they were threatened and intimidated into handing over as much as 50 euros to a gang, who were dressed as Roman centurions, after being conned into having their photographs taken.
About Magister Ricard
John has been teaching Latin at the secondary level since 2007. He founded the Latin program at Somerset Academy in 2009 and at Pine Crest in 2015. He has built and taught courses ranging from middle school Latin to upper school/high school Latin and at all levels, including AP Latin.
John also teaches AP Art History, AP European History, and AP World History and is an AP reader for AP Art History. He is also the founder of Romae.org, RicardAcademy.info, and AFireKindled.com.