Livy bot is a twitter bot that tweets bits from the works of the ancient Roman historian, Titus Livius. Here's a juicy example:
Book 76: Cinna and Marius, with four armies, two of which were commanded by Sertorius and Carbo, gained strength and laid siege to the city. — Livy bot (@livybot) 3 September 2016
About Titus Livy and his work
Titus Livius, or Livy he's usually called in English. He wrote a grand history of Roman history from it's beginning, called the Ab Urbe Condita, or From Its Foundation. A couple millennia later and it's still in print, Penguin and Oxford Classics both do some nice translations under various titles.
Unfortunately, a large chunk of Livy's work, which would have taken up many scrolls and is traditionally split into 142 'books', was lost in the medieval period. Luckily for us though, summaries had already been made in antiquity of all these books, which are called the Periochae or the Epitomes. Most of these …