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  • Illustrated Norse Myths by Alex Frith
    Illustrated Norse Myths (English, Hardback) Alex Frith, Louie Stowell

    A brand-new collection of Viking myths that tell the story of the Norse gods from creation to the story of how the world will end, including Odin's quest for wisdom, the battles of Thor the thunder god, and the tale of Sigurd the Dragonslayer and the curs. Beautifully bound with head and tail bands and a ribbon marker.

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  • Aesop's Illustrated Fables (Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Omnibus Edition) by Aesop
    Aesop's Illustrated Fables (Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Omnibus Edition) (English, Leather / fine binding) Aesop

    A leather bound edition from the popular series. It features a satin-ribbon bookmark, decorative stained edging and marbled endpapers.

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  • Dracula and Other Horror Classics (Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Omnibus Edition) by Bram Stoker
    Dracula and Other Horror Classics (Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Omnibus Edition) (English, Hardback) Bram Stoker

    Part of Barnes & Noble's series, this title presents a classic work in an attractive genuine bonded leather edition, with gilt-edged pages and gold ribbon marker that can make an elegant addition to any home library.

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  • On the Shortness of Life by Seneca
    On the Shortness of Life (English, Paperback) Seneca

    The Stoic writings of the philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into the art of living and the importance of reason and morality and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and timeless wisdom.

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  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
    Meditations (English, Hardback) Marcus Aurelius

    Offers a range of spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the leader struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. This book covers diverse topics such as the question of virtue, human rationality, the nature of the gods and emotions.

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  • Discourses and Selected Writings by Epictetus
    Discourses and Selected Writings (English, Paperback) Epictetus

    Epictetus, a Greek stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicropolis in the early second century AD. Together with the "Enchiridion", a manual of his main ideas, this book argues that happiness lies in learning to perceive exactly what is in our power to change and what is not.

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  • Not All Dead White Men by Donna Zuckerberg
    Not All Dead White Men (English, Hardback) Donna Zuckerberg

    Some of the most controversial and consequential debates about the legacy of the ancients are raging not in universities but online, where alt-right men's groups deploy ancient sources to justify misogyny and a return of antifeminist masculinity. Donna Zuckerberg dives deep to take a look at this unexpected reanimation of the Classical tradition.

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  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
    Meditations (English, Paperback) Marcus Aurelius

    The Mediations of the great Roman philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius are simple yet profound works of stoic philosophy that continue to offer guidance and consolation to many with their eloquence, wisdom and humility.

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  • Inferno by Dante Alighieri
    Inferno (English, Paperback) Dante Alighieri

    A translation that describes Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as a guide. It depicts a cruel underworld in which desperate figures are condemned to eternal damnation for committing one or more of seven deadly sins. It also includes explanatory notes and illustrations showing the different layers of hell.

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  • The Iliad by Homer
    The Iliad (English, Hardback) Homer

    Centres on the critical events in the last year of the Trojan War, which lead to Achilleus' killing of Hektor and determine the fate of Troy. This book presents a universal and tragic view of the world, of human life lived under the shadow of suffering and death, set against a vast and largely unpitying divine background.

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  • British Library - Illuminated Manuscripts Wall Calendar 2019 (Art Calendar) by Flame Tree Studio
    British Library - Illuminated Manuscripts Wall Calendar 2019 (Art Calendar) (Multiple languages, Calendar) Flame Tree Studio

    The Art of Fine Gifts: With their decorations illuminated manuscripts are beautiful objects page by page. Drawing from the British Library's extensive collection, this calendar features 12 stunning and intricate details. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.

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  • The Iliad by Homer
    The Iliad (English, Hardback) Homer

    The Iliad tells the story of Greek warrior Achilles' great anger and the tragic death of Hector during the Trojan War, encapsulating the brutality of war. Its epic sweep has gripped generations of readers, and this new translation is elegant and accurate, respecting the original line numbers, and accompanied by authoritative editorial matter.

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  • The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
    The Nicomachean Ethics (English, Paperback) Aristotle

    In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle examines the nature of happiness, which he defines as a specially good kind of life. He considers the nature of practical reasoning, friendship, and the role and importance of the moral virtues in the best life. This new edition features a revised translation and valuable new introduction and notes.

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  • The Odyssey by Homer
    The Odyssey (English, Hardback) Homer

    Confronted by natural and supernatural threats - shipwrecks, battles, monsters and the implacable enmity of the sea-god Poseidon - Odysseus must use his wit and native cunning if he is to reach his homeland safely and overcome the obstacles that, even there, await him.

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  • The Mighty Dead by Adam Nicolson
    The Mighty Dead (Paperback) Adam Nicolson

    Longlisted for the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction `A thrilling and complex book, enlarges our view of Homer ... There's something that hits the mark on every page' Claire Tomalin, Books of the Year, New Statesman

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  • Symposium by Plato
    Symposium (English, Paperback) Plato

    In his celebrated masterpiece, Symposium, Plato imagines a high-society dinner-party in Athens in 416 BC. The guests--including the comic poet Aristophanes and Plato's mentor Socrates--each deliver a short speech in praise of love. The sequence of dazzling speeches culminates in Socrates' famous account of the views of Diotima, a prophetess who taught him that love is our means of trying to attain...

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  • The Odyssey by Homer
    The Odyssey (English, Hardback) Homer

    The Odyssey tells the story of the Greek hero Odysseus' epic ten year journey home after the end of the Trojan War of the Iliad. Its epic sweep has gripped generations of readers.

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  • The Complete Fables by Aesop
    The Complete Fables (English, Paperback) Aesop

    In a series of pithy, amusing vignettes, the author creates a vivid cast of characters to demonstrate different aspects of human nature. It shows you a wily fox being outwitted by a quick-thinking cicada, a tortoise triumphing over a self-confident hare and a fable-teller named Aesop silencing those who mock the author.

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  • The Republic by Plato
    The Republic (English, Paperback) Plato

    Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, this book is an enquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual within it. It addresses the purpose of education and the role of both women and men as 'guardians' of the people.

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  • The Aeneid by Virgil
    The Aeneid (English, Paperback) Virgil

    Tells the story of an epic voyage in which Aeneas crosses stormy seas, becomes entangled in a tragic love affair with Dido of Cathage, descends to the world of the dead - all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods - and finally reaches Italy, where he will fulfil his destiny: to found the Roman people.

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