In the U.S., those teaching or expounding Buddhism, at least i some lineages, or schools, remind their students, and other listeners, that Buddhism has made a dent or impression on every culture it has been introduced to. Its history is one of both dispersion, and recreation.
Showing how the classics, even unto Homer, do this, would open up views of Homer not readily available or perhaps even seen. It would also not interfere with the context in which Homer wrote, or where he wrote, or what he wrote, or the truth of any of it.
And all without expelling or intruding on the narrowness of the history of Homer, as viewed from “Western” European culture, which as Chou En Lai once commented, would be a good idea.