ab urbe condita

[ahb oor-be kohn-di-tah; English ab ur-bee kon-di-tuh]
adverb Latin.
from the founding of the city (Rome, about 753 b.c.). Abbreviation: A.U.C.

literally, from the city (being) founded Unabridged
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ab urbe condita (æb ˈɜːbɪ ˈkɒndɪtə)
the full form of AUC
[literally: from the founding of the city]

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