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PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈse.na.tus po.puˈlus.kʷe ˈro.ma.nus/, [ˈsɛ.na.tʊs pɔ.pʊˈɫʊs.kᶣɛ ˈrɔ.ma.nʊs]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈse.na.tus po.puˈlus.kwe ˈro.ma.nus/, [ˈseː.na.tus po.puˈlus.kwe ˈroː.ma.nus]

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.