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SPQR

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Alternative formsEdit

  • S. P. Q. R.

InitialismEdit

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.