One of the things that become immediately apparent when studying classical culture is that the origin story of each group seemed to be of great significance to them. It is also of great significance to the people who study classical history, which is why they usually use the date of the Homeric compositions as the origins of classical culture (Stay 195). This is especially true in the European conception of origins of culture: both the Greeks and the Romans placed enormous significance on their origin stories. Likewise, both of these cultures had origins stories that featured the same event: the Trojan wars. The Greeks considered themselves descendants of the people who waged war on Troy, as did the Romans (who argued that they were the children of Aeneas). The Romans even composed their own work to&nbsp.complement the Odyssey and the Iliad, the Aeneid, which completed their origin myth as corresponding to that of the Greeks (182).&nbsp.&nbsp.