panem et circenses

Latin quotation from Juvenal

pa·​nem et cir·​cen·​ses ˈpä-ˌnem-et-kir-ˈkān-ˌsās How to pronounce panem et circenses (audio)
: bread and circuses : sustenance and entertainment provided by government to appease public discontent

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“Panem et circenses.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/panem%20et%20circenses. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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