Talk:Bread and circuses
|This article is of interest to the following WikiProjects:|
This article, as it stands, is confusing in its language and order of events. It should briefly describe the term and where it came from, and then follow through with a comprehensive history that thoroughly details the Roman practice. The strongest part of this article right now is the cultural impact section. I guess that's what we get when a bunch of Pet Shop Boys fans, and not Romans, are the ones contributing to Wikipedia. – Morganfitzp 05:08, 29 July 2006 (UTC)
- This should frankly be split into a disambiguation page and the top section. I came here looking for the TOS episode and had to look around. That's unacceptable. Daniel Case 15:21, 4 August 2006 (UTC)
- I'm doing this. Now. Daniel Case 15:35, 5 August 2006 (UTC)
Good work. Now I'm markign this article as a stub. – Morganfitzp 19:07, 5 August 2006 (UTC)
i think that this is a pefect artical that empisises the way the tmodern goverment treats civilisation. for example if people recieve there daily amount of food and entertainment the majority of the population are happy to be rule by anyone. in this case the people in polotics people can do what ever they want.
one man once said what goes by the name of justice is whatever happens to serve the perpose of the strogest. power is all that makes something right. said by Thrasymachus and Glaumon
What is the purpose of this? "The Brazilian psychedelic band Os Mutantes entitled a song Panis et Circenses on their self-titled album." That's nice and all, but not relevant. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 04:13, 7 March 2009 (UTC)
"To many across the political spectrum, left and right, ..." does not adequately capture the true nature of the political spectrum. Also, current political divides have nothing to do with the objective interpretation of ancient history. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 18:55, 11 September 2011 (UTC)
I replaced "a metaphor for" in the first sentence of the article with "metonymic for". Bread and circuses are not a metaphor for the appeasement of the people: they really are methods of appeasement; they are examples. As such they stand for it metonymically; if one talked about giving the people a bottle of hot milk to calm them down, or putting them down for a nap, (things you wouldn't or could give to a population), you would be speaking metaphorically. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 21:34, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
Heinlein quote misattributed?
I removed this sentence: Or as famous American author Robert Heinlein said, "Once the monkeys learn they can vote themselves bananas, they'll never climb another tree." I don't think Heinlein said this in a published source. If you can verify that this is not misattributed, or can identify its true author, consider restoring it. Beamjockey (talk) 19:39, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
Hello fellow Wikipedians,
I have just modified one external link on Bread and circuses. Please take a moment to review my edit. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. I made the following changes:
- Added archive https://web.archive.org/web/20121105143821/http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/bread%20and%20circuses to http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/bread%20and%20circuses
When you have finished reviewing my changes, you may follow the instructions on the template below to fix any issues with the URLs.
You may set the
|checked=, on this template, to true or failed to let other editors know you reviewed the change. If you find any errors, please use the tools below to fix them or call an editor by setting
|needhelp= to your help request.
- If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
- If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.
If you are unable to use these tools, you may set
|needhelp=<your help request> on this template to request help from an experienced user. Please include details about your problem, to help other editors.