Go on… treat yourself! You deserve it, for all the Important Thinking you’ve done this year.
I really want some of these (particularly ‘flocci non facio’ which is one of the best Latin expressions); but frustratingly most of my marking is online these days!
The next best thing to eating your snacks on Hadrian’s Wall.
3. Owl earrings
See – some of my suggestions are classy!
When you’ve lined every wall in your house with books, you can start making curtains to match.
For when you’re feeling both intellectual and casually cool.
Disturbingly muscled and distinctly creepy. Why wouldn’t you want one?
For when Christmas just doesn’t feel classical enough.
Bring a bit of Ovidian grandeur to your wall.
For those of us who spend a lot of time trying to explain our love of Horace.
Tempted to buy these for all my Myth students…
Want some slightly sinister disembodied philosopher heads for Christmas? Here you go.
12. Medusa Lip Balm
For particularly wrathful days. The Christmas holidays are usually full of those.
Who wants Christmas-tree shaped biscuits when you can have mythical monsters?
They really will make a manual for anything. But this one might be more useful to me than a car manual.
15. Sculpture mural
Fancy redecorating? I’m sure your family will appreciate this tasteful and restrained mural.
16. Roman Latrunculi
Comes with a bonus Viking game too, for when the Romans start to bore you.
17. Roman snowglobe
What could be nicer than a Roman soldier charging towards you through the snow?
18. Ionic T-shirt
This amused me a bit too much.
I can’t improve on this description:
A throne room, fragrant with the scent of blood-red roses strewn on the marble floors and the aroma of musk and spices. A dark, spicy blend of roses with hints of musk and amber. This scent is inspired by Livia Drusilla, the first Empress of Rome and wife of Augustus. She was said to have used poison to clear the way for her son to ascend the throne. Naughty woman! She would have made an excellent vampire.
20. Knitted Amphorae
The Christmas gift I never knew I needed.