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As I write in my book, The Fiery Angel, "Homer has more to teach us about governance than Harvard, and always will." And he's been doing it for a lot longer than Harvard has, too:

Archaeologists have discovered what they believe is the oldest known inscription of Homer’s epic poem “Odyssey.” The poem was engraved on a clay plaque found in the ancient Greek city of Olympia, a sanctuary on the Peloponnese peninsula and the original site of the Olympic Games, Reuters reports. Researchers have dated the plaque to the Roman times, likely before before the 3rd century AD, the Greek culture ministry said on Tuesday.

While the exact date of the tablet awaits determination, the ministry called the finding “a great archaeological, epigraphic, literary and historical exhibit.” The plaque depicts 13 verses from Homer’s 12,100-line epic poem.

We have so much still to learn from the Greeks and Romans -- so read them and learn.