Bread and circuses!

Bread and circuses!
Хлеба и зрелищ!

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  • Bread and circuses — (or Bread and games) (from Latin: panem et circenses ) is an ancient Roman metaphor for people choosing food and fun over freedom. It often appears in commentary that accuses people of giving up their civic duty and following whichever political… …   Wikipedia

  • bread and circuses — Activites that entertain people and distract them from problems to keep them from complaining or protesting are bread and circuses …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • bread and circuses — ► bread and circuses entertainment or political policies intended to keep the masses happy and docile. Main Entry: ↑bread …   English terms dictionary

  • Bread And Circuses — est le troisième album du groupe écossais The View. Liste des musiques Grace Underneath The Lights Tragic Magic Girl Life Friend Beautiful …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bread and circuses — noun plural Etymology: translation of Latin panis et circenses : food and entertainment offered by a government (as a dictatorship) to soothe discontent * * * something, as extravagant entertainment, offered as an expedient means of pacifying… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bread and circuses — activities that are intended to keep people happy so that they do not complain about problems. Tax cuts are just bread and circuses designed to distract attention from the underlying economic crisis …   New idioms dictionary

  • Bread and circuses (disambiguation) — Bread and circuses was how the Roman satirist Juvenal characterized the imperial leadership s way of placating the masses.Bread and circuses may also refer to:* Brot und Spiele (German for Bread and Circuses ), Germany s biggest Roman festival *… …   Wikipedia

  • bread and circuses — bread′ and cir′cuses n. pl. cvb something offered so as to pacify discontent or divert attention from a grievance • Etymology: trans. of L pānis et circēnsēs; from a remark by Juvenal on the limited desires of the Roman populace …   From formal English to slang

  • Bread and Circuses (Star Trek) — NOTOC ST episode name = Bread and Circuses From left to right: Spock, McCoy and Kirk in a Magna Roma prison cell. series = TOS ep num = 54 prod num = 043 remas. num = 33 date = March 15, 1968 writer = Gene Roddenberry and Gene L. Coon story by… …   Wikipedia

  • Bread and Circuses (album) — Infobox Album Name = Bread Circuses Type = Album Artist = Colosseum Released = 1997 Recorded = April 1996 July 1997 Genre = Rock, Jazz Length = 50:04 Label = Producer = Steve Cahse, Jon Hiseman, Dave Clempson Reviews = Last album = Colosseum… …   Wikipedia

  • bread and circuses — entertainment or political policies intended to keep the masses happy and docile. → bread …   English new terms dictionary


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