This 'History of Rome' is proving to be much more entertaining than I expected. It reads much more like an exciting storybook than 'history'. The recurrent themes from two millennia ago are still relevant to this day, and the speeches Livy quotes are compelling and eloquent. The continuous strife, either between different factions of the Romans or between the Romans and others, would probably reel in any reader, who will probably find him or herself rooting for one party or another before they notice. This quote, from book 10, seems most appropriate:
"What sort of man must he be who would find the long story of those wars tedious, though he is only narrating or reading it, when they failed to wear out those who were actually engaged in them?