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

The phrase commonly appears in Roman political, legal and historical literature, including the speeches of Cicero and Ab Urbe Condita Libri ("Books from the Founding of the City") of Livy.

SPQR (board game)

SPQR is a board wargame designed by Richard Berg and Mark Herman, and released in 1992 by GMT Games, as part of the Great Battles of History (GBoH) series of games on ancient warfare. SPQR deals with battles fought by the Roman Republic, and is designed to showcase the strengths and weaknesses of the Roman manipular legion.

There are two editions of the game, the second having changes in some rules.

SPQR won the 1992 Charles S. Roberts Award for Best Pre-World War II Boardgame, and Best Wargame Graphics for the map by Mark Simonitch; and an Origins Award for Best Pre-20th Century Boardgame of 1992.

SPQR (disambiguation)

SPQR is an initialism from a Latin phrase, Senātus Populusque Rōmānus.

SPQR may also refer to:

  • SPQR tree, a tree data structure
  • SPQR series, a collection of detective stories set in the time of the Roman Republic
  • SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour, a computer adventure game set in Ancient Rome
  • SPQR (board game), a board wargame
  • Steve Perrin's Quest Rules, a generic role-playing game system
  • Small Payload Quick Return A NASA Ames program for deorbiting small payloads
  • SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, a 2015 book by Mary Beard