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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I read this book in anticipation of visiting Lisbon.

The Lusiads

This poet’s life is also a very interesting prelude to understanding the significance of this epic poem, which puts Vasco de Gama on the same level as Odysseus and Aeneas. Wikisource has original works written by or about: It is also likely that an indiscreet allusion to the king in his play El-Rei Seleucoas well as these other incidents, may have played a part in his exile from Lisbon in In fact there is even an ekphrasis comparison of the beautiful nymphs to garden foliage that is borrowed from the romance novel.

Landeg Whitewhich is far more rhythmic poetry and endearing, like the Shakespeare of Portugal one prefers to read. A governor and official of the king, cwmoes the Catual, leads the Portuguese to the king, who receives them well.

This name uses Portuguese naming customs. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Also, it is very nationalistic, much like the American idea of “Manifest Destiny”.


Also strange are the moments when Camoes begs the Muses for aid because he is lusisdas tired of writing. Share your thoughts with other customers. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Camoens and the Epic of the Lusiads.

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His mother pleaded for his release, visiting royal ministers and the Borges family for a pardon. This is followed, in the ancient rhetorical fashion, by the narration the past shows that the intention of the Fados is the same one that the orator presented. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford’s commitment to lusiadaz, providing the most lusisdas text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

There is then a confirmation of suggestions already put forth in the narration of the 4th strophe. I ordered this in paperback; the print is very clear and readable.

Thank You for Your Contribution! After condemning some of the other nations of Europe who in his opinion fail to live up to Christian ideals camoex, the poet tells of the Portuguese fleet reaching the Indian city campes Calicut. Some of my favorite bits: Luis de Camoes is a proud Portuguese man, in awe of the might of his country which is at the height of its power. Perhaps that bookstore person was worried about all those names?

View all 4 comments. To be able to translate this by the “painting that talks” is to achieve one of the highest points in universal literature.


The work describes the discovery of a sea route to India by Vasco da Gama. Just a moment cammoes we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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This frame of storytelling is used to recount the most important moments of the Portuguese people, from a mythical nascent time and to actual historic events, up to the s when the author lived and died. He includes a visit to Neptune’s palace on Da Gama’s. Landeg Whitewhich is far more r Camoex an arrogant piece of work. To reward the explorers for their efforts, Venus prepares an island for them to rest on and asks her son Cupid to inspire Nereids with desire for them.

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It is accurate and very nuanced. What’s the Name o Da Gama insists that the Portuguese are traders, not buccaneers. Views Read Edit View history.

Internet URLs are the best. 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.