The tsar believed that the study of the Iliad is a good tool for fostering military prowess, since the poem is dedicated to the Trojan War and tells about one of its heroes, Achilles. The Greeks won this war, so Alexander took this poem with him. Alexander the Great did not part with the Iliad on his campaigns, he constantly reread it, carried it in a special precious casket. Alexander the Great admired and wanted to be like Achilles.
Remember: The process of learning a person lasts a lifetime. The value of the same knowledge for different people may be different, it is determined by their individual characteristics and needs. Therefore, knowledge is always needed at any age and position.