The initials SPQR (Senatus Populusque Romanus), meaning "the Senate and people of Rome" were put on buildings, army standards and coins. It was the mark of the Roman Empire that can still be seen today on buildings in Rome.
A living empire does not thrive without a great military, and the Romans were without equal in their time. The tall Roman war standard bearing the glorious eagle and the letters SPQR (Senatus Populusque Romanus) was the harbinger of destruction for any foes unlucky enough to face the Roman war machine on the field of battle.
Armed-to-the-teeth, efficient, cunning, and brutal...the Roman legions swept across the known world with terrifying force. Though thousands strong and seamlessly unified, the true power of the legion lay with courage, dedication, and skill of the individual. The unbreakable backbone of the Roman army was the soldier.