“It’s a saying from thousands of years ago, written in a language called Latin about a place called Rome,” he explains. “Panem et Circenses translates into ‘Bread & Circuses.’ The writer was saying that in return for full bellies and entertainment, his people had given up their political responsibilities & therefore their power.”
I think about the Capitol. The excess of food. & the ultimate entertainment. The Hunger Games. “So that’s what the districts are for. To provide the bread & circuses.”
-Mockingjay, page 223
There. Can we all be friends again now?