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SPQR

  1. Roman initialism of “senatus populusque Romanus”, 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.