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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On a superhuman scale, the god Bacchus is clearly the villain, and Venus the inventive heroine, who manages lusiadss thwart the wine god’s many attempts to do Da Gama and company in. Historical events, names of countries, cities and places are so numerous, I can not recognise and remember many of them.

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One such challenge comes from “the barbaric Moslems”. Return to Book Page. I am fond of history but not really big on mythology so I am rating this book with 3 stars. See our Returns Policy. Virtue, valour and prudence of the Portuguese are contrasted with the scheming, materialistic Moslems whose defeat is inevitable. See all ,usiades Kindle reading apps.

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Lusizdes 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. Trivia About The Lusiads. 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.

We are working on how to improve things in our vast organization. Although kes to Homer’s works in this regard, it lacks the latter’s universal appeal. Classic that is seldom seen on reading lists.

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However, since I am just alone in the team working here in Manila, I have to adjust to their time. Aug 20, Rosa. I have no admiration for it. 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.


I also did not miss anything because I was listening to the arguments while my eyes are following the lines in this interesting epic poem.

The first European artist to cross the equator, Camoes’s narrative reflects the novelty an First published inThe Lusiads is one of the greatest epic poems of the Renaissance, immortalizing Portugal’s voyages of discovery with an unrivalled freshness of observation. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give lusiadrs a second life.

This book, sometimes described as an expression of the soul of Portugal, properly describes the pride of this nation. For two months now, I have been attending technical workshops with my teammates in lez US. Get to Know Us. You see, during De Gama’s time Portugal was a world superpower rivaling Spain and many nations around the world became ludiades colonized territories.

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. Deze passage blinkt uit in oorlogszucht en maakt goed lss dat kolonialisme in de praktijk gelijk stond aan verovering en onderdrukking. Landeg White’s translation was surprisingly readable. Verder laat ze Da Gama de toen bekende wereld zien. Not to lws that De Camoes helped me keep awake in all those nights!

There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. The poem’s twin symbols are the Cross and the Astrolabe, and its celebration of a turning point in mankind’s knowledge of the world unites the old map of the heavens with the newly discovered terrain on earth. 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.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I did enjoy reading the descriptions of the locations and scenery. Bastante recomendable para quien quiera leer sobre viajes y embarcaciones, sobre traidores y dioses malvados It is indeed the monumental moment lusiadees Portuguese history. Cheers all, and “brigade” for reading.


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. A bit peculiar lusiadee, as its hero is Vasco da Gama, rightly heroic for his amazing travels, but epic? What’s the Name o This is not quite what I expected. 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.

If you are both into these two, there’s a chance that you will really enjoy reading this book. Kindle Editionpages. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Since we have a hour difference, Lfs epic poem tells the story of the voyage of Vasco de Gama particularly his pioneering route from Portugal to India.

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. 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 oldest bookshops in Lisbon.

Classic for the DieHards My Thoughts. Did I think I miss anything? But the author clearly describes the poetic use of these characters near the end. 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. Dom Luis uses Roman mythological figures to dramatise all manner of things: