Anonymous said: I feel silly for asking, but could you please explain the spqr thing?
Sure! (And don’t feel silly, there was a time when each of us had never heard of SPQR.)
SPQR stands for Senatus Populusque Romanus, which means “The Roman Senate and People.” It’s sort of the motto of Rome, but that’s a little misleading. It was more like a common governmental phrase; it shows up a lot in books and speaches, particularly by Roman Senators, public documents and statues, the “standards” (flags) carried by Roman legions, and on coins.