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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I listen attentively to the presenter and participate in the discussion whenever I can. This translation would have been a more difficult read if not for my fluency in French.

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But the author clearly describes the poetic use of these characters near the end. Interesting read if only for the fact that it was written over years ago and provides an insight into what was thought and believed at the time.

Written in the 16th century, it is an ode to Portugal’s greatness at the time and its three to four generations of explorers, warriers and conquerers, notably Vasco da Gama’s pioneer voyage to India.

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In more than one place is sung the the glowing history of the early kingdom and the heroic figures that led her in battle. A decent translation is really important in a novel like this. Verder laat ze Da Gama de toen bekende wereld zien.

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. However, I cannot put my heart on it and appreciate it entirely, as it would not be fair either.

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The edition I read had lots of footnotes that were more lengthy than the story itself. De veelheid geeft het boek een overdadig, wat barok karakter. However, since they don’t see me and since my head normally spins because of lack of sleep, I have to help myself, right? 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.


Renaissance Italy, epic poem [s] 6 32 Nov 07, On the lusiaades hand, it is really hard to be in and praise all the heroic rubbish related to Portugal’s discovery voyages and how perfect people were the “conquistadores” and “desbravadores”.

They spread Christianity and pusiades searched endlessly for spices to make their cooking more palatable. I have no admiration for it. The aim was to provide a secure sea route to India and its lucrative spice trade, thus avoiding the numerous taxes and tolls lusiaees the overland route. If you are both into these two, there’s a chance that you will really enjoy reading this book. This epic poem tells the story of the voyage of Vasco de Gama particularly his pioneering route from Portugal to India.

So, I read this book while my American teammates were debating. There is the most bizarre section at the end when Da Gama and his ship end up on a kind of island of love as a reward for the labours, with a great number of attractive nymphs competing for attention.

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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. I did enjoy reading the descriptions of the locations and scenery.

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 the globe. I’ve read many including the Kalevala, the Nibelungenlied, Homer of course, the Aenead, others – and now this.

Deze passage is het interessantst, omdat het een mooi kijkje geeft in de wereld van de 16e eeuw.

Amazon Business Service for business customers. 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?

View all 9 comments. See all free Kindle reading apps. But I don’t think it has the same affect for someone not a patriot of that country. All in the name of heroic exploration, bring As an epic poetry, maybe some of the beauty and wit got lost in translation. The author was a Portuguese sailor who also fought for Portugal against the moors.


Lists with This Book. Da Gama travels around Africa encountering terrible storms and unfriendly natives along the way before reaching his le of India. Portugal indeed was a pioneer on the maritime exploration for “undiscovered” from the European POV territories.

Quotes from Les Lusiades. 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.

This book, sometimes described as an expression of the soul of Portugal, properly describes the pride of this nation. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Learn more lez Amazon Prime. I also did not miss anything because I was listening to less arguments while my eyes are following the lines in this interesting epic poem. Renaissance Italy, epic poem [s]. Dom Luis uses Roman mythological figures to dramatise all manner of things: 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.

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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. Sitting at the Cafe Brasileira where Fernando Pessoa used to frequent, I was face-to-face with Luis de Camoes’s statue, wondering who he was.

You see, during De Gama’s time Portugal was a world superpower rivaling Spain and many nations around the world became their colonized territories. Although comparable to Homer’s works in this regard, it lacks the latter’s universal appeal. lles

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