The phrase "Panem Et Circenses" originates from Rome in "Satire X" of the Roman satirical poet Juvenal (c. CE 100). In context, the Latin panem et circenses (bread and games) identifies the only remaining interest of a Roman populace which no longer cares for its historical birthright of political involvement.
During the Covid-19 lockdown, #JK thought this phrase was useful for the people's short-tempered behavior, and the things they sadly all longed for--apparently entertainment over sitting through the pandemic threat.
The single "Panem Et Circenses" is part of the dystopian album "Poor Jericho"
℗ 2021 Out Of Office Records