Get this from a library! Les Lusiades.. [Luís de Camões; Roger Bismut]. Les Lusiades has ratings and reviews. K.D. said: This epic poem tells the story of the voyage of Vasco de Gama particularly his pioneering. Results 1 – 30 of 86 Les Lusiades by Camoens and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at

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Did I think I miss anything? What makes the book unique is its style. The intertwining of Christianity and Greek mythology is gracefully done. It is not a case of when the cat is away but I am sure that, just like the Philippines, India had its own civilization when the Portuguese came and so the latter’s, just like Spain’s for the Philippines, claim that they bought civilization to that country was all baloney. Of course again, this is the era when Christian Portugal as ridding itself of Islam, and Camoes, in addition to being a fine writer was also quite the lover got in trouble for it too and lex in wars against Islam.

Not to mention that De Camoes helped me keep awake in all those nights! To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Amazon Business Service for business customers. This translation would have been a more difficult read if not for my fluency in French. A quick google search revealed what importance he has to Portuguese national history and I couldn’t resist buying the book lusiadess the nearest bookshop; Libreria Sa Da Costa – one of the oldest bookshops in Lisbon.


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This was not the easiest read. Deze passage is het interessantst, omdat het een mooi kijkje geeft in de wereld van de 16e eeuw. See all free Kindle lusiadss apps. I came across this book when I was in Lisbon in April. It’s full of gods, weather, exotic locations, Portuguese history and imperialism, and fascinating digressions. Read it if you like – it is shorter than most epics I’ve read, adventurous in places, only tedious from my point of view towards the end.

In more than one place is sung the the glowing history of the early kingdom and the heroic figures that led her in battle.

See 1 question about Les Lusiades…. Perhaps the worsts “godlike” situation is set up when Bacchus goes under the sea to Neptune’s realm and convinces the gods of water and wind to doom the Portuguese fleet, but Venus sends nymphs to the rescue – improbable?

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I have a moderate understanding of classic mythology having taken some courses in school but still had to look up multiple references.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. The use of Latin names for the Greek deities is annoying but considering it’s original publishing date understandable and the ‘errata’ section is misleading as it lists corrections up to page and the poem itself spans pages.

You see, during De Gama’s time Portugal was a world superpower rivaling Spain and many nations around the world became their colonized territories.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There is inevitably a great deal of bumptiousness and glorification of Portugal, as an anointed nation, which is par for the course in national epics.

However, since I am just alone in the team oes here in Manila, I have to adjust to their time. Naast de actieve antieke goden staat het gedicht werkelijk bol van de Griekse en Latijnse verwijzingen, vooral naar Vergilius en Ovidius.

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If you are both into these two, there’s a chance that you will really enjoy reading this book. There is no way to deny it. But the author clearly describes the poetic use of these characters near the end.

Yes, Rudyard Kipling has once wrote: Renaissance Italy, epic poem [s] 6 32 Nov 07, lusiwdes Quotes from Les Lusiades. It did fill a gap in my understanding of the Portuguese empire in the Indian Ocean.

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Those readers who get angry at writers from earlier eras may want to skip this, for the clear villains in human form at lest are almost anyone of the Islamic faith. In order to fully understand and appreciate this poem, I think you need to have a strong understanding of classic mythology and a love of reading history. Aug lusiaded, Rosa.