211114 Panem et circenses

By November 21, 2014zBlog Archives

“Panem et circenses” (‘Bread and circuses or (more generally) food and entertainment, regarded as typically satisfying the desires of the mass of the people; hence used allusively of anything which pleases and pacifies the people, thus helping a government to further its political ends’, OED). I managed to find the bread on the sausage stand and both food and entertainment abounded, as did hot punch, but I have been unable to find statistics that show the extent that these please and pacify the people.

Day #321 of a 365 project, where the daily pic is informed by the OED word of the day.