The Eternal City
The Latin phrase for the Roman Peace. It refers to the glorified period of Rome at its prime. It began after the Republican civil wars with the ascent of Augustus as Emperor to the death of Marcus Aurelius. The narrator does not make the distinction of the end of the Pax Romana and instead refers to it at it’s height. From his point of view the decline occurs after and it would be historians coming later that would pin point the death of Marcus Aurelius as the end of the Pax Romana.