Duas tantum res anxius optat, Panem et circenses
Only two thing does he worry about, bread and circuses
Above is an excerpt from Satire X (ten) written by the Roman named Juvenal. Juvenal wrote a collection of satirical poems. I believe that he was named from the root word of “juvenile” meaning young. In other words, I don’t believe that we get the word juvenile from his name.
Bread and circuses is a phrase dating back to the Roman Empire. At times there would be significant economic stagnation; leaving nearly half the population unemployed. To quell the potential for a revolt it was common knowledge amongst the nobles that they must keep the people fed and entertained – bread and circuses.