Asimov’s The Robot Chronicles – episode 8

This episode is a continuation of the seventh episode. By quoting Homer’s Iliad, Asimov traces the historical roots of the concept ‘robot’ back to ca 850 BC – the period when epics were created. This historical trail enables Asimov to couple the concept robot directly to the hero who surpasses the ordinary. Constituting an abstract image of the robot as larger-than-life.

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