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I read homers stor of the Trojan war in high schools, some of it in Latin.
In a modern world of Star Wars, Harry Potter, and the Zombie Apocalypse this Homeric fantasy of the Bronze age is apparently worth only 2 stars.
However much it fails to appeal to a modern reader, this epic poem is one of the classic works of literature that shaped western civilisation.
Perhaps this is moreso because the Romans considererd themselves to be descended from Trojan survivors of that war. Julius Caesar claimed as an ancestor Aenias, the son of Anchises and Venus. He was a cousin of King Priam of Troy, and was the leader of Troy allies during the Trojan War. This association gave Julie much of his street cred.
Is giving this story a rating of 2 stars more nerdworthy than is appreciating its place in the history of civilization?