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Bread and circuses

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"Bread and circuses" (or bread and games; from panem et circenses) is a figure of speech, specifically referring to a superficial means of appeasement. [1]

61 relations: Amusing Ourselves to Death, Appeal to emotion, Argumentum ad captandum, Augustus, Beggars and Choosers (novel), Beggars in Spain, Beitragsservice von ARD, ZDF und Deutschlandradio, Bread, Bread and Circuses (disambiguation), Bread and Circuses (Hell on Wheels), Bread and Circuses (Star Trek: The Original Series), Bread and Puppet Theater, Brot und Spiele, Bullfighting, Catherine de' Medici's court festivals, Centurion: Defender of Rome, City, Cura Annonae, Cute cat theory of digital activism, Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II, Ebbw Vale Garden Festival Funicular, Entheogen, Euergetism, Fictional world of The Hunger Games, Food and dining in the Roman Empire, Harmony No Harmony, Helen Parry Eden, Historiography of the fall of the Western Roman Empire, History of the Constitution of the Roman Republic, HyperNormalisation, Instrumentum regni, Istina, Juvenal, Kahk, List of Latin phrases (P), List of political metaphors, List of The Wild Wild West episodes, Low culture, Lucius Verus, Miguel de la Torre, Mockingjay, New Zealand flag referendums, 2015–16, Outline of culture, Pathos, Plebs, Popular culture, Principate, Prolefeed, Proles, Riblja Čorba, ..., Roman Empire, Roman–Parthian War of 161–166, Satires (Juvenal), Siamese twins (linguistics), Social situation in the French suburbs, The Global Trap, The Year of the Sex Olympics, Ticonderoga Publications, Trier, Tropicália: ou Panis et Circencis, 125. Expand index (11 more) »

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business (1985) is a book by educator Neil Postman.

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Appeal to emotion

Appeal to emotion or argumentum ad passiones is a logical fallacy characterized by the manipulation of the recipient's emotions in order to win an argument, especially in the absence of factual evidence.

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Argumentum ad captandum

In rhetoric an argumentum ad captandum, "for capturing" the gullibility of the naïve among the listeners or readers, is an unsound, specious argument designed to appeal to the emotions rather than to the mind.

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Augustus

Augustus (Augustus; 23 September 63 BC – 19 August 14 AD) was a Roman statesman and military leader who was the first Emperor of the Roman Empire, controlling Imperial Rome from 27 BC until his death in AD 14.

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Beggars and Choosers (novel)

Beggars and Choosers is a 1994 science fiction novel by American writer Nancy Kress.

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Beggars in Spain

Beggars in Spain is a 1993 science fiction novel by American writer Nancy Kress.

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Beitragsservice von ARD, ZDF und Deutschlandradio

The Beitragsservice von ARD, ZDF und Deutschlandradio (fee collection service of ARD, ZDF and Deutschlandradio)(commonly referred to simply as Beitragsservice), is a joint organization of Germany's public broadcasting institutions ZDF, Deutschlandradio and the ARD state broadcasting institutions that is located in Cologne.

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Bread

Bread is a staple food prepared from a dough of flour and water, usually by baking.

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Bread and Circuses (disambiguation)

Bread and circuses was how the Roman poet Juvenal characterized the imperial leadership's way of placating the masses.

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Bread and Circuses (Hell on Wheels)

"Bread and Circuses" is the fifth episode of the first season of the American television drama series Hell on Wheels; it aired December 4, 2011 on AMC, and was written by Mark Richard and directed by Adam Davidson.

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Bread and Circuses (Star Trek: The Original Series)

"Bread and Circuses" is a second season episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek, broadcast on March 15, 1968.

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Bread and Puppet Theater

The Bread and Puppet Theater (often known simply as Bread & Puppet) is a politically radical puppet theater, active since the 1960s, currently based in Glover, Vermont.

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Brot und Spiele

Brot und Spiele (German for bread and games) is Germany's biggest Roman festival, annually held in Germany's oldest city, Trier.

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Bullfighting

Bullfighting is a physical contest that involves humans and animals attempting to publicly subdue, immobilise, or kill a bull, usually according to a set of rules, guidelines, or cultural expectations.

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Catherine de' Medici's court festivals

Catherine de' Medici's court festivals were a series of lavish and spectacular entertainments, sometimes called magnificences, laid on by Catherine de' Medici, the queen consort of France from 1547 to 1559 and queen mother from 1559 until her death in 1589.

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Centurion: Defender of Rome

Centurion: Defender of Rome is a turn-based strategy video game with real-time battle sequences, designed by Kellyn Beck and Bits of Magic and published by Electronic Arts.

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City

A city is a large human settlement.

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Cura Annonae

In ancient Rome, the Romans used the term Cura Annonae ("care for the grain supply"), in honour of their goddess Annona and the grain dole was distributed from the Temple of Ceres.

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Cute cat theory of digital activism

The cute cat theory of digital activism is a theory concerning Internet activism, Web censorship, and "cute cats" (a term used for any low-value, but popular online activity) developed by Ethan Zuckerman in 2008.

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Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II

The Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II was a multinational celebration throughout 2012, that marked the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952.

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Ebbw Vale Garden Festival Funicular

The Ebbw Vale Garden Festival Funicular was a funicular railway built to carry visitors around the Ebbw Vale Garden Festival in 1992.

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Entheogen

An entheogen is a class of psychoactive substances that induce any type of spiritual experience aimed at development.

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Euergetism

Euergetism (also called evergetism), derived from the Greek word "εὐεργετέω," meaning "doing good deeds," was the ancient practice of high-status and wealthy individuals in society distributing part of their wealth to the community.

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Fictional world of The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games universe is a fictional world appearing in ''The Hunger Games'' trilogy written by Suzanne Collins.

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Food and dining in the Roman Empire

Food and dining in the Roman Empire reflect both the variety of foodstuffs available through the expanded trade networks of the Roman Empire and the traditions of conviviality from ancient Rome's earliest times, inherited in part from the Greeks and Etruscans.

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Harmony No Harmony

Harmony No Harmony is the second and final full-length album released by British band Million Dead.

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Helen Parry Eden

Helen Parry Eden (1885–1960) was an English poet.

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Historiography of the fall of the Western Roman Empire

The causes and mechanisms of the Fall of the Western Roman Empire are a historical theme that was introduced by historian Edward Gibbon in his 1776 book The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

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History of the Constitution of the Roman Republic

The history of the Constitution of the Roman Republic is a study of the ancient Roman Republic that traces the progression of Roman political development from the founding of the Roman Republic in 509 BC until the founding of the Roman Empire in 27 BC.

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HyperNormalisation

HyperNormalisation is a 2016 BBC documentary by British filmmaker Adam Curtis.

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Instrumentum regni

Instrumentum regni (literally, "instrument of monarchy", therefore "of government") is a Latin phrase perhaps inspired by Tacitus, used to express the exploitation of religion by State or ecclesiastical polity as a means of controlling the masses, or in particular to achieve political and mundane ends.

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Istina

Istina (Serbian Cyrillic: Истина; trans. The Truth) is the sixth studio album released by Serbian and former Yugoslav rock band Riblja Čorba.

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Juvenal

Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis, known in English as Juvenal, was a Roman poet active in the late first and early second century AD.

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Kahk

Kahk in Jordan Kahk, or Ka'ak al-Eid (Arabic: كحك or كعك العيد), is a small circular biscuit eaten by Egyptians and Sudanese people to celebrate Eid al-Fitr and Easter.

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List of Latin phrases (P)

Additional references.

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List of political metaphors

This is a list of common political metaphors.

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List of The Wild Wild West episodes

The Wild Wild West is an American television series that ran on the CBS network from 1965 to 1969.

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Low culture

"Low culture" is a derogatory term for forms of popular culture that have mass appeal.

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Lucius Verus

Lucius Verus (Lucius Aurelius Verus Augustus; 15 December 130 – 23 January 169 AD) was the co-emperor of Rome with his adoptive brother Marcus Aurelius from 161 until his own death in 169.

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Miguel de la Torre

Miguel de la Torre y Pando, conde de Torrepando (13 December 1786, in Bernales – 1843, in Madrid) was a Spanish General, Governor and Captain General, who served in Spain, Venezuela, Colombia and Puerto Rico during the Spanish American wars of independence and after.

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Mockingjay

Mockingjay is a 2010 science fiction novel by American author Suzanne Collins.

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New Zealand flag referendums, 2015–16

Two New Zealand flag referendums were held by the New Zealand government in November/December 2015 and March 2016 and resulted in the retention of the current flag of New Zealand.

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Outline of culture

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to culture: Culture – set of patterns of human activity within a community or social group and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance.

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Pathos

Pathos (plural: pathea;, for "suffering" or "experience"; adjectival form: 'pathetic' from παθητικός) represents an appeal to the emotions of the audience, and elicits feelings that already reside in them.

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Plebs

The plebs were, in ancient Rome, the general body of free Roman citizens who were not patricians, as determined by the census.

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Popular culture

Popular culture (also called pop culture) is generally recognized as a set of the practices, beliefs, and objects that are dominant or ubiquitous in a society at a given point in time.

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Principate

The Principate is the name sometimes given to the first period of the Roman Empire from the beginning of the reign of Augustus in 27 BC to the end of the Crisis of the Third Century in 284 AD, after which it evolved into the so-called Dominate.

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Prolefeed

Prolefeed is a Newspeak term in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell.

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Proles

The word prole is a shortening of the word proletarian, a term for the working class.

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Riblja Čorba

Riblja Čorba (Рибља Чорба, pronounced; translation: Fish Stew) is a Serbian and Yugoslav rock band from Belgrade.

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Roman Empire

The Roman Empire (Imperium Rōmānum,; Koine and Medieval Greek: Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων, tr.) was the post-Roman Republic period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by government headed by emperors and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa and Asia.

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Roman–Parthian War of 161–166

The Roman–Parthian War of 161–166 (also called the Parthian War of Lucius Verus) was fought between the Roman and Parthian Empires over Armenia and Upper Mesopotamia.

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Satires (Juvenal)

The Satires are a collection of satirical poems by the Latin author Juvenal written in the early 2nd centuries AD.

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Siamese twins (linguistics)

Siamese twins (also irreversible binomials, binomials, binomial pairs, nonreversible word pairs, or freezes) in the context of the English language refer to a pair or group of words used together as an idiomatic expression or collocation, usually conjoined by the words and or or.

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Social situation in the French suburbs

The word banlieue, which is French for "suburb," does not necessarily refer to an environment of social disenfranchisement.

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The Global Trap

Die Globalisierungsfalle: Der Angriff auf Demokratie und Wohlstand is a 1996 non-fiction book by Hans-Peter Martin (born 1957 in Bregenz, Austria), and Harald Schumann (born 1957 in Kassel, Germany), that describes possible implications of current trends in globalisation.

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The Year of the Sex Olympics

The Year of the Sex Olympics is a 1968 television play made by the BBC and first broadcast on BBC2 as part of Theatre 625.

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Ticonderoga Publications

Ticonderoga Publications is an Australian independent publishing house founded by Russell B. Farr in 1996 and now run by Farr and Liz Grzyb.

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Trier

Trier (Tréier), formerly known in English as Treves (Trèves) and Triers (see also names in other languages), is a city in Germany on the banks of the Moselle.

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Tropicália: ou Panis et Circencis

Tropicália ou Panis et Circencis (misspelled Latin for Bread and circuses) is a 1968 collaboration album by artists including Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Tom Zé, Os Mutantes and Gal Costa.

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125

Year 125 (CXXV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bread_and_circuses

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