Throughout history, SPQR was the symbol of Rome. You will see it everywhere in the modern city, including on manhole covers.

If you are a fan of movies or documentaries, you would have seen SPQR everywhere!

SPQR is an initialism of a phrase in Latin:  Senātus Populusque Rōmānus (“The Roman Senate and People”, or more freely as “The Senate and People of Rome”; referring to the government of the ancient Roman Republic, and used as an official emblem of the modern-day municipality of Rome. It appears on Roman currency, at the end of documents made public by an inscription in stone or metal, and in dedications of monuments and public works, and it was emblazoned on the vexilloids of the Roman legions.


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