ab urbe condita

Latin phrase
ab ur·​be con·​di·​ta | \ äb-ˈu̇r-be-ˈkȯn-di-ˌtä How to pronounce ab urbe condita (audio) \

Definition of ab urbe condita

: from the founding of the city : since Rome was founded (753 b.c.) used by the Romans in reckoning dates abbreviation AUC — compare anno urbis conditae

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