Sunday, September 26, 2010

SPQR: Flag pole in Piazza Venezia

Last week I saw SPQR on flag poles in Piazza Venezia.

Senatus Populusque Romanus
"The Senate and the People of Rome"
It originally referred to the government of the ancient Roman Republic, and used as an official signature, appearing on coins, civic inscriptions, and on the standards of the Roman legions. Today, SPQR is the motto of the city of Rome and appears in the city's coat of arms, the city's civic buildings, manhole covers, billboards and even on flag poles!

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