Talk:SPQR

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The Latin phrase is usually as given, though I have encountered "Romani" the nominative plural adjective which in theory agrees with the combined "senatus" and "populus". I also see Romae, the genitive singular of the noun Roma which would properly give "of Rome". Thus for something to think about

  1. Senatus populusque romani = Roman (senate and people).
  2. Senatus populusque romanus = Senate and Roman people.
  3. Senatus populusque Romae = Senate and people of Rome.

Eclecticology 19:47 May 14, 2003 (UTC)

Your first one is logical by English standards, but not in Latin. Romanus carries over to modify both senatus and populus (mathematically speaking, it's the w:distributive property). The second one is canonical, and the third one is possible, although Romae would be interpreted as a locative, not a genitive. --Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 02:48, 11 June 2012 (UTC)
  • pretends to understand*... erm yes :-s -fonzy