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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See 1 question about Les Lusiades…. Not to mention that De Camoes helped me keep awake in all those nights!

Naast de actieve antieke goden staat het gedicht werkelijk bol van de Griekse en Latijnse verwijzingen, vooral naar Vergilius en Ovidius. I wanted a history of the Portuguese conquest of the Malabar coast, but I got an abruptly concluded exploration on the part of Vasco da Gama.

There is no way to lles it. The book is an interesting blend of Christian themes and classic Roman mythology. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I feel a temptation though, to pick up threads and go into more detailed historical research.

Quotes from Les Lusiades. It’s full of gods, weather, exotic locations, Portuguese history and imperialism, and fascinating digressions.

You see, during De Gama’s time Portugal was a world superpower rivaling Spain and many nations around the world became their colonized territories. It is also the story of countless cruel wars and agressions on other cities, countries and ancient civilisations and the massacres and murders of countless people around lusides globe.

The project that we are doing is like that historic route. Aug 20, Rosa. If you are both into these two, there’s a chance that you will really enjoy reading this book.

Lists with This Book. I enjoyed reading this book but somewhat ironically.

Did I think I miss anything? I came across this book when I was in Lisbon in April.

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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. For two months lusiaees, I have been attending technical workshops with my teammates in the US. Want to Read saving….

I still report to the office during my normal schedule, escape to the nearby gym to work outbookstore to book huntcoffee shop to read and come back to the office just in time for luskades workshop. One such challenge comes from “the barbaric Moslems”. However, I cannot put my heart on it and appreciate it entirely, as it would not be fair either. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

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Get to Know Us. The narrative simultaneously includes old gods such as Jupiter, Venus and Neptune who aid the Portuguese sailors in their quest towards fame and Bacchus, the main antagonist and the ruler of the Indian Ocean who has a somewhat personal vendetta against the Portuguese and the new luziades, the god of “Divine Providence” through whose faith the Portuguese motivate themselves to overcome the natural and other challenges they face.

It must have taken considerable mental gymnastics to equate the pantheon of Greek gods with the Catholic faith but I suppose he lusiade the excuse of it being a literary device.

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Would you like to tell us ,usiades a lower price? A quick google search revealed what importance he has to Portuguese national history and I couldn’t resist buying the book at the nearest bookshop; Libreria Sa Da Costa – one of the lles bookshops in Lisbon. In that regard, the book serves as a founding myth of the Portuguese nation. 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 fought in wars against Islam.


To me Camoes is definitely at his strongest when he is describing the actual journey — there is an authenticity in his account because Camoes did travel to India himself, so knew what he was talking about. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I listen attentively lusiaeds the presenter and participate in the discussion whenever I can.

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? But the author clearly describes the poetic use of these characters near the end. Of course he lived in 16th entry Portugal, a very Christian place, and the Church had to approve the Lusiads before it could be published. And what is the prize of their massacres, their own beautiful virgin nymphs handcrafted by Venus herself Return to Book Page. Of course it is probably the greatest portuguese texts of all the time, but it’s quite difficult to catch either the rhythm either some ancient words, even for a native portuguese as I am myself.

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.

Despite all this, a true classic and a definite recommend with one caveat: I never met an epic I didn’t like. The Portuguese national epic was fun to read aloud. I read this a long time ago in school which is not the best situation to really enjoy a book, but I found it interesting at the time.