One of the pleasures of my childhood was reading the adventures of Asterix and Obelix.
This was a series of comic books (graphic novels, really) written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo, and focusing on the adventures of a Gaulish warrior, his best friend and their village -- which was the last hold-out to Gaius Julius Caesar's conquest of Gaul.
The sheer amount of puns, running gags and caricatures in this series of books is mind-boggling, and a great deal of the humour requires some knowledge of historical events, characters and Latin proverbs.
To be fair, there are actually 33 Asterix and Obelix books -- but the ones published after the death of Goscinny lack his sense of humour and unique wit -- so I usually only recommend the first 24 books to new readers.
Imagine my joy, when piddling about, to discover my highly-dog-eared and much tattered copies of Asterix in Britain and Asterix and Cleopatra -- which has been a jolly good way to spend a couple of hours and some mugs of tea.
For those Gentle Readers who may be looking for some light reading with just a sneaky touch of classical education, I heartily recommend this series of books.