POP QUIZ, WHAT DOES S.P.Q.R MEAN!!!!
(You may use my art freely just remember to give me credit)
Do I win a prize?
Edit: Oh yeah, that means 'Senate and People of Rome' in English.
One question: why that background color tone? Is it arbitrary?
P.S. Its Tyrian purple The color that only the emperor was allowed to were thus symbolizing the imperial family while the SPQR represents the senate and the people of Rome.
no, wait... that's not it....
the Senate And the Roman People
It's the Latin initials for the Senate and the people of Rome. The Senate was mostly filled with Patricians, those who were aristocrats who claimed descent from the founders of Rome such as the Junii and the Julii, Marcus Junius Brutus came from the first and Caesar from the second.
To balance these you had the various councils and committees such as the Curia which elected army commanders and whose voters consisted of all citizens qualified to bear arms. There were also the Plebeian Tribunes who protected civil rights, to harm them or impede their duty was a capital offence, they also had the right of veto which they used to prevent unjust laws or arbitrary behaviour. Nice flag but is this supposed to be for a Roman alt hist it looks good with the purple
Yeah i know the laurels have been done to death but its one of the more recognizable symbols of the patrician class of Rome so i went for more symbolism than originality