Latin/Italian: S.p.q.r

  • Alxmrphi

    Senior Member
    UK English
    lol, after I posted, I went onto wikipedia and read that, possible translations, I wasn't aware it wasn't fully known, also on wikipedia, I found this quite amusing..

    A joke in the Vatican tells that Pope John XXIII asked a bishop about the meaning of SPQR, displayed on the personal coat of arms of the Pope, read backwards RQPS. He answered the question himself with: "Rideo Quia Papa Sum" - "I laugh, because I am the Pope".


    Senior Member
    Italian (Italy)
    As I said in my linked post (#2), I found various reliable explanations:
    Senatus Populusque Quirit(i)um Romanorum,
    o Senatus Populusque Romanus/Romani/Romae

    and other explanations less reliable :D:
    Small Profits Quick Returns
    Sono Pazzi Questi Romani (Obelix - M.Marchesi)
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