1 jul. Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 6 by Luís de Camões. Os Lusíadas by Luís de Camões. No cover available. Download; Bibrec. Os Lusíadas, a maior obra épica portuguesa, de Luís Vaz de Camões, completa e com todos os seus cantos – Grandes Portugueses – Canto I – estância / estrofe. Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads) is a Portuguese epic poem by Luís de Camões. First printed in , it is regarded as Portugal’s national epic, much in the same way .

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A not-unenjoyable read, and an interesting take on colonialism as it was happening– but I don’t need to read it again. After Vasco da Gama’s narrative, the armada sails from Melinde guided by a pilot to teach them the way to Calicut. Fascinating view of historical Portuguese discovery of ocean routes to access the world.

I am a graduate student at a university in Portugal.

Luxiadas the council, the behaviour of the gods is described as disgraceful. PaperbackOxford World’s Classicspages. I came across this book when I was in Lisbon in April.

Did I think I miss anything? They spread Christianity and they searched endlessly for spices to make their cooking more palatable. Not to mention that De Camoes helped me keep awake in all those nights!

These cantos contain some of the most compelling passages in the poem. U of Chicago P, Vasco da Gama continues the narrative of the history of Portugal by recounting the story of the House of Aviz from the —85 Crisis until the moment during the reign of Dom Manuel Lhsiadas when the armada of Vasco da Gama sails to India. Keep Exploring Britannica William Shakespeare. This was done in an age long before political correctness or humanitarian concerns shed a more thoughtful light on colonization.


I read this book in anticipation of visiting Lisbon. Lusixdas has reason to feel satisfaction for his new translation of this ignored classic. Written in the style of the old classics of Homer or Virgil, it incorporates elements from both the old world of the Ancient Greeks and the new world of Christianity and European Kingdoms. The evil demigod is preceded by a black cloud, which appears above the heads of the sailors.

Jan 10, K. The Adamastor episode is divided into three segments.

The Lusiads by Luís de Camões

Quotes from The Lusiads. Lisiadas in Homeric fashion, the poem focuses mainly on a fantastical interpretation of the Portuguese voyages of discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries. An Abridgment of The Journey to the West.

This is a difficult read, but very rewarding. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Since we have a hour difference, This epic poem tells the story of the voyage of Vasco de Gama particularly his pioneering route from Portugal to India.

It may provide insight into how the Portuguese view their own history. What’s the Name o Oct 13, Owlseyes rated it it was lusuadas Shelves: Luis de Camoes is a proud Portuguese man, in awe of the might of his country which ulsiadas at the height of its power. The locals were really impressed and appreciative to find that I even knew who this guy was.

Oct 14, Czarny Pies rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Bacchus is overseeing the action in opposition to Poseidon’s influence. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. View all 4 comments. This is a poetic story of Vasco de Gama and his quest to find a route around the cape of Africa to India in In fact there is even an ekphrasis comparison of the beautiful nymphs camoess garden foliage that is borrowed from the romance novel.


This is a very readble verse translation of the great epic of Portuguese seafaring and exploration, Os Lusiadas. But still, I can go to Project Gutenberg and gosh over the Roman gods and goddesses arguing and fighting over what to do about the poor yet funny Vasco de Gama and his Portuguese men. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.

Os Lusíadas by Luís de Camões

Showing of 8 reviews. The Lusiads tells a story of Vasco da Gama successfully making his way around Cape Horn and voyaging to India to begin the creation of Portugal’s overseas colonial empire. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

I found myself staying nearby a statue of the author in the old part of Lisbon. External Websites Britannica Websites.

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So I will be serious. Virtue, valour and prudence of the Portuguese are contrasted with the scheming, materialistic Moslems whose defeat is inevitable. Lists with This Book.

The day after when I get a copy of the workshop deck, I read all the documents and spend less than an hour getting all the agreements and decision. Aug 27, Deanne rated it liked it Shelves: