June 21, 2013

"The Contemporary Relevance of the Iliad"

"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.