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Pax Romana

Line breaks: Pax Ro¦mana
Pronunciation: /ˌpaks rəʊˈmɑːnə

Definition of Pax Romana in English:


[mass noun]
The peace which existed between nationalities within the Roman Empire.
Example sentences
  • The dream that one could not only conquer, but in so doing create a Pax Romana, a vast area of peace, prosperity and unity of ideas, was a genuine inspiration.
  • Ideally the planet earth would be in a Pax Romana of sorts.


mid 19th century: Latin, literally 'Roman peace'.

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