The Lusiads

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Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads)
by Luís de Camões

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.

Versions of Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads) include: