MEANING: noun: A peace imposed and maintained by force.

ETYMOLOGY: For Romans, peace was not an absence of war, rather a state in which the enemy was vanquished and could no longer resist. The term Roman peace is a loan translation of Latin pax Romana. The original pax Romana was the relative peace and stability in the Roman Empire from 27 BCE to 180 CE. Earliest documented use: 1884.

ROOM AN' PEACE - the war refugee's ultimate goal

NOMAN PEACE - what Odysseus' cyclops would undoubtedly have preferred

ROMAN PLACE - just about anywhere in Europe during the five hundred years prior to the year 400