02 March 2009

Bread and Circuses

Long ago, from the time that we [sold] our suffrages to no man, the populace hath rid itself of cares; for it, which formerly bestowed power, the rods of office, legions and all things, now refraineth itself, and wisheth with anxiety for only two things; bread and [circuses]. [Juvenal, Satire X]

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