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panem et circenses

Latin, literally "bread and circuses," supposedly coined by Juvenal and describing the cynical formula of the Roman emperors for keeping the masses content with ample food and entertainment.\n\nDuas tantum res anxius optat, Panem et circenses [Juvenal, Sat. x.80].\n

Panem et circenses
  1. redirect Bread and circuses