S.P.Q.R on Acrylic Fridge Magnet
S.P.Q.R was considered as an indication of change for the people reminding them that the kings have gone and that Roman is officially a republic. The letters stand for Senatus Populus Que Romanus which meant the government (State) and the public of Rome. The acrylic fridge magnet of S.P.Q.R depicts one of the Roman buildings with the seal. It is a must have souvenir for anyone who wants to remember their visit to the city.
The Significance of S.P.Q.R
The S.P.Q.R is considered as the official symbol of change for the people of Rome, i.e. it was the seal introduced when the Roman Empire was changed to Roman Republic. The seal of S.P.Q.R was placed everywhere on the government owned property and documents to show that both the government and the people of Rome approve of the new change that is being brought forth. The S.P.Q.R was originally used for armors by the guards of the government officials as well as the army of Rome to show bravery and loyalty of these men for their state.
S.P.Q.R in Roman Literature
Over time, the S.P.Q.R system also became a part of Roman literature to depict a strong bond of the government and people. It was thought that the common agreement of the state and the people can be the most powerful force that cannot be broken. The writers and authors of Rome used the symbol and the complete name of S.P.Q.R at various points throughout their writings. To present, the symbol is used on the water supply systems indicating the role of Romans in the innovation of sewage and water systems.