"The Iliad," said the Emperor, "is, like Genesis and the whole Bible, the symbol and token of its age. In composing it, Homer was poet, orator, historian, legislator, geographer, theologian: he was the encyclopedist of his era." - Napoleon, 1816.
Title: "The Contemporary Relevance of the Iliad." Source: Trinity University. Date Published: May 6, 2013. Description:
Edwin Cook, classical studies professor, discusses "The Contemporary Relevance of the Iliad" at the fifth installment of the 2013 Food for Thought Luncheon-Lecture Series.Skip to the 2:45 mark.