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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Naast de actieve antieke goden staat het gedicht werkelijk bol van de Griekse en Latijnse verwijzingen, vooral naar Vergilius en Ovidius.

And what is the prize of their massacres, their own beautiful virgin nymphs handcrafted by Venus herself Da Gama travels around Africa encountering terrible storms and unfriendly natives along the way before reaching his goal of India.

So, I read this book while my American teammates were debating.

Classic for the DieHards My Thoughts. What’s the Name o The intertwining of Christianity and Greek mythology is gracefully done. 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.

Portugal indeed was a pioneer on the maritime exploration for “undiscovered” from the European POV territories.

The rhythm is maintained but the rhyme is ruined. For two months now, I have been attending technical workshops with my teammates in the US. I am fond of history but not really big on mythology so I am rating this book with 3 stars. Although comparable to Homer’s works in lusiaces regard, it lacks the latter’s universal appeal.


Les Lusiades

The religious petty-wars seem so absurd now that the book can not be taken seriously. Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. I know that I cannot put my reality on a poem written in and analyze it as if it was written in – this would not be fair. 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.

Lusades a classic work of Christian nationalist propaganda, the Moslems as the vile creatures hell-bent on destroying Christianity yet unable due to their stupidity is a recurring theme.

Les Lusiades by Luís de Camões (3 star ratings)

There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. I feel a temptation though, to pick up threads and go into more detailed historical research. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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.

Visit our Help Pages. 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 kusiades the workshop. I have no admiration for it. The author was a Portuguese sailor who also fought for Portugal against the moors.

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 god, the god of “Divine Providence” through whose faith the Portuguese motivate themselves to overcome the natural and other challenges they face.


This epic poem loses impact when translated. Op sommige plaatsen is de tekst hierdoor praktisch onleesbaar en komt Pos’ uitgebreide notenapparaat zeer van pas.

Na terra tanta guerra, tanto engano, Tanta necessidade avorrecida! 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 luxiades corrections up to page and the poem itself spans pages.

I’m sure that were I Portuguese I would have appreciated it much more. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This is not quite what I expected.

This was not the easiest read. The edition I read had lots of footnotes that were more lengthy than the story itself. Deze passage is het interessantst, omdat het een mooi kijkje geeft in de wereld van de 16e eeuw.

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