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AB URBE CONDITA

ab urbe condita (ab <<schwa>>r-bee kon-di-t<<schwa>>). [Latin] From the founding of the

city (esp. Rome in 753 B.C.). • This term is sometimes used in abbreviated form in classical dates.

For example, the date “23 A.U.C.” means “23 years after the founding of Rome,” or 730 B.C. —

Abbr. A.U.C. [Blacks Law 8th]