A piece in the Guardian about a doctor in Rome who 'illegally' provided medical services to refugees and the like concludes with an interesting quote:

But, like a true Roman, Dr Morrone's perspective stretches not for centuries but for millennia. "Aeneas, whose people founded Rome, was a refugee. He fled from Troy. If we give refugees the same welcome he received, then we are continuing to add grandeur to our city".

Some noggin fodder in there ... I wonder how many folks 'on the street' would know the cultural reference.