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PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /seˈnaː.tus po.puˈlus.kʷe roːˈmaː.nus/, [sɛˈnaː.tʊs pɔ.pʊˈɫʊs.kᶣɛ roːˈmaː.nʊs]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /seˈna.tus po.puˈlus.kwe roˈma.nus/, [seˈnaː.tus po.puˈlus.kwe roˈmaː.nus]

InitialismEdit

SPQR

  1. Roman initialism of “Senātus Populusque Rōmānus”, Latin for “the Roman Senate and People”.

Usage notesEdit

  • In the classical period, this was usually interpreted as applying to the city of Rome's inhabitants; occasionally, it applied to the entire Roman Empire. In modern times, it continues to carry those connotations. It is also used in modern Italy by the municipal government of modern Rome.