Give me one good reason apart from reading it just because /lit recommends it.
What does somebody get out from reading Oddyssey or Iliad?
>reading to get references
you read because they're massively influential works of art and really enjoyable in their own right. "epic" is a redditcore word now but this shit defined what epic is in the first place
Because if you enjoy literature, you might find it interesting to discover for yourself where so many of the themes, motifs, characterizations etc still used today originated. Pretty much every story since is an Iliad (war/conflict) or Odyssey (journey/adventure/quest) or a mix of both.
It's probably just as much of an influence on western literature as a whole as the Bible.
I've always told students, I don't care what your religious views are, if you want to get the full bang from reading the classics, you need to be knowledgeable with both.