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bread and circuses Explained

bread and circuses at English (WD) Of Explained:



1914 translation of the Roman poet Category: w - :Juvenal|Juvenal's Inter: etyl » la|en remark Inter: term » panem et circenses||bread and circuses. ("Duas tantum res anxius optat, Panem et circenses" )


Inter: en-noun » -
  • Food and entertainment provided by the state.
    1. 22 March 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Hunger Games[,71293/]
    2. : In movie terms, it suggests Paul Verhoeven in Robocop/Starship Troopers mode, an R-rated bloodbath where the grim spectacle of children murdering each other on television is bread-and-circuses for the age of reality TV, enforced by a totalitarian regime to keep the masses at bay.


      Inter: trans-top » food and entertainment provided by the state

  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|leipää ja sirkushuveja
  • French: Inter: t- » fr|du pain et des jeux

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Brot und Zirkusspiele
    • Latin: panem et circenses

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » bread and circuses
    Translation: el » bread and circuses
    Translation: fi » bread and circuses