Roman Dictatorship was the latest topic of discussion during the latest Academic Scholar session at Rydal Penrhos.
Teacher Alexis Prescott led the group for the second seminar of the term on Thursday, April 19, which is the latest academic initiative put on by the school with a view to enhancing learning and
They began by exploring the traits that were associated with Roman Dictators throughout history, before examining the policies of the Julio-Claudian emperors in Ancient Rome and contemplate their use of propaganda upon the populus.
The group looked at the policies by reading original source material from the time, such as the Roman biographer Suetonius and the Roman historian Tacitus.
This was followed by a discussion surrounding the methods these dictators used to remain in power, including their tactical use of the iconic Coliseum for political gain.
English and Drama teacher Fiona Earle, said: “Our Academic Scholar sessions have been a hugely beneficial addition to our programme here at Rydal Penrhos, which is down to the enthusiasm of each pupil and staff member involved.
“The Roman era is one of the most significant times in human history, and it was the latest fantastic subject chosen for the benefit of everyone in attendance.”