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Dom Luis uses Roman mythological figures to dramatise all manner of things: Renaissance Italy, epic poem [s] 6 32 Nov 07, Added to the fact lisiades how the epic joyfully depicts the many massacres and slaughters the Portuguese partake in or will partake in their conquest of the Indias, the book is in its essence a violent, nationalist justification of colonialism.

The use of Latin names for the Greek deities is annoying but considering lusiaades original publishing date understandable and the ‘errata’ section is misleading as it lists corrections up to page and the poem itself spans pages. I feel a temptation though, to pick up threads and go into more detailed historical research.

Cheers all, and “brigade” for reading. 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. Verder laat ze Da Gama de toen bekende wereld zien.

However, it was not an enjoyable read. I came across this book when I was in Lisbon in April. The book is an interesting blend of Christian themes and classic Roman mythology. The aim was to provide a secure sea route to India and its lucrative spice trade, thus avoiding the numerous taxes and tolls from the overland route.


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I luaiades fond of history but not really big on mythology so I am rating this book with 3 stars. Not to mention that De Camoes helped me keep awake in all those nights! What makes the book unique is its style. I made my usual mistake of buying the cheap translation, so probably a poorer edition than I could have read.

In this regard I’d say that sometimes the magic works, sometimes it doesn’t, but I found it fairly cleverly done. I look forward to reading it again in Portuguese.

Les Lusiades by Luís de Camões (3 star ratings)

On the other h actually 2. Since we have a hour difference, their normal working hours are my normal sleeping hours. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [The Lusiadas is a History book about the Portuguese navegations but is also a great love story.

It is surely a classic, but I don’t like epics so much and I read it till the end only because it was on my World Literature Classic course. 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. Be the first to review this item Amazon Bestsellers Rank: And what is the prize of their massacres, their own beautiful virgin nymphs handcrafted by Venus herself Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.


Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Virtue, valour and prudence of the Portuguese are contrasted with the scheming, materialistic Moslems whose defeat is inevitable.

This is Portugal’s national epic. 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. The rhythm is maintained but the rhyme is ruined. I think if you enjoy reading history and have a solid foundation in classic mythology you will enjoy this book. I’m sure that were I Portuguese I would have appreciated it much more.

Les Lusiades

It must have taken considerable mental gymnastics to equate the pantheon of Greek gods with the Catholic faith but I suppose he had the excuse of it being a literary device. Renaissance Italy, epic poem [s].

I just do not have patient for dishonesty anymore, even if it is well written. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There is no way to deny it. Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status. De veelheid geeft lusiade boek een overdadig, wat barok karakter. Open Preview See a Problem?