Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads)
Os Lusíadas, usually translated as The Lusiads, is a Portuguese epic poem.
Written in Homeric fashion, the poem focuses mainly on a fantastical interpretation of the Portuguese voyages of discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries. Os Lusíadas is often regarded as Portugal's national epic, much in the way as Virgil's Aeneid was for the Ancient Romans, as well as Homer's Iliad and Odyssey for the Ancient Greeks. It was first printed in 1572, three years after the author returned from the Indies.
- Os Lusíadas at Portuguese Wikisource
- 1655 translation by Richard Fanshawe
- 1776 translation by William Julius Mickle
- 1880 translation by Richard Francis Burton
- The Lusiads, translation by Thomas Livingstone Mitchell