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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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. The action of the poem begins after an introduction, an invocation, and a dedication to King Sebastian.

View all 13 comments. But deign to grant me thou, the Muses’ Queen, to praise my People with my proper Strain! Help us improve this article! Oct 14, Czarny Pies rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Not to mention that De Camoes helped me cwmoes awake in all those nights!

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He’s writing from experience as well as in a considerable literary capacity. He himself traveled as far east as Cambodia. Nov 10, Nancy rated it liked it Shelves: An awful lot going on in one tale.

The author’s own declares at the beginning that his work is modelled on the Iliad and the Odyssey.

And what is the prize of their massacres, their own beautiful virgin nymphs handcrafted by Venus herself Wikisource has original works written by or about: This canto ends with the sailing of the Armada, the sailors in which are surprised by the prophetically pessimistic words of an old man who was on the beach among the crowd.

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 You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. This edition of the Lusiads is truly a wonderful volum Let me assure the Goodreads community that I regard Camoes’ Lusiads as a certifiable five star classic. It is portrayed as a paradise.


A governor and official of the king, called the Catual, leads the Portuguese to the king, who receives them well. It may provide insight into how the Portuguese view their own history. View all 9 comments. Aug 27, Deanne rated it liked it Shelves: Dec 05, Joseph rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Venus pleads with her father Jovewho predicts great fortunes for the Portuguese in the east. It always surprises me to realize just how large a world my ignorance of world literature encompasses.

The nobility of the characters is also emphasised, in a way that is intended to create feelings of sympathy when the protagonist suffers.

You see, during De Gama’s time Portugal was a world superpower caomes Spain and many nations lusiadaw the world became their colonized territories. Portugal was more or less at the height of its power, having discovered I read this long epic poem little by little, savoring it and trying to understand or research, if needed all the references.

Since we have a hour difference, their normal working hours are my normal sleeping hours. Contact our editors with your feedback. You can make damoes easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind.

Also, he is a poet and teaches at a university in Lisbon. On a more negative note, the poem does suffer from its concessions to historical fact. View all 11 comments.

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So glad for the recommendation and something to take away the image of snow in January. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Damoes. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource.

It took me awhile to build up my language skills, and as the snow fell outside my window, I was transported to far off lands. Five stars ain’t enough, maybe six will suffice. I can’t believe I’ve cmaoes to Portugal twice without having read the Portuguese national epic. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions.


Fascinating view of historical Portuguese discovery of ocean routes to access the world. Open Preview See a Problem? Eu gosto muito destas linhas lusoadas o cerco de Badajoz: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I am tempted to say “this is the story of a bunch a guys in some boats, setting out for adventure and getting involved with some nymphs” but my Portuguese friends may unfriend me. Camoees Camoens was right there, living all this, not sitting in his study. As I asked for a copy, the woman in the bookstore looked at me very puzzled and said it’s got some hard parts.

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That the Nymphs of the Ocean, so beautiful, Tethys and the angelic painted Island, Are none other than the delightful Honours that render life sublime. The touching tale of Ines de Castro, the details regarding how the other European nations were viewed, the occasional reference to the Belem quarter of Lisbon where the ships were moored, it all made me so giddy while reading: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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I was reading an old paperback that belonged to my father. Yet through it all, I must thank the publishers for their insightful explanations at the beginning of each cantos, as well as the numerous references easily explained. I acmoes reading this book but somewhat ironically.