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]