In the Obsidian Dive episode, @MacSparky mentions an interest in Greece and Rome. I’ve been interested in ancient history for some years. A few book recommendations:
Currently reading: “Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age,” by Annalee Newitz. It’s a history of a Bronze Age proto-city from 9,000 years ago, Pompeii, Angkor in Cambodia, and the Native American city of Cahokia, near the site of present-day St. Louis. I’m about halfway through. Very good!
“Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar” and “Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic,” by Tom Holland. (Not the Spiderman actor). Covers the decline of the Roman Republic and its replacement by empire.