I found Napoleon's very amusing perspective on Homer and Virgil in The Mind of Napoleon: A Selection of His Written and Spoken Words:
Napoleon was fond of Homer. On the Iliad he says:
"The Iliad", says the Emperor, "is, like Genesis and the whole Bible, the symbol and token of its age. In composing it Homer was poet, orator, historian, legislator, geographer, theologian: he was the encyclopedist of his era.
But he wasn't as impressed with the Aeneid, especially the story of the Trojan horse:
The wooden horse may have been popular tradition, but the tradition is ridiculous and altogether unworthy of an epic poem. Nothing like it can be found in the Iliad, where everything is in harmony with truth and military practice.
He surmises that Homer had real experience of war, while Virgil did not:
Reading the Iliad, one senses in every line that Homer has been to war and that he did not, as commentators assert, spend his life in the schools of Chios. Reading the Aeneid, one senses that this work was written by a schoolmaster who never did a thing in his life.
There are many other such nuggets of gold in The Mind of Napoleon, some amusing, some witty, and some quite deep and insightful.