The Iliad is the earliest work of European literature that we have. Created in the eighth century BC it has continued to arouse interest for over two thousand years. The author intended it to be heard, as delivered by a bard or rhapsode who had made the presentation of Greek epic poetry his profession, and who had command of the vocal resources and the dramatic power to move his audience. This recording, even allowing for the difference between English and Greek, provides an experience closer to that of experienced by the ancient audience. Anthony Quayle reads from Books 15, 16 and 18.