The Lusiads

Luís Vaz de CAMÕES (1524 - 1580), translated by Richard Francis BURTON (1821 - 1890)

The Lusiads (Os Lusíadas) is a Portuguese epic poem, written in the 16th century by Luis Vaz de Camões. The poem tells the tale of the Portuguese discoveries in the 15th and 16th centuries, specially the voyage to India by Vasco da Gama. Modelled after the classic epic tradition, Camões' Lusiads are considered not only the first literary text in Modern Portuguese, but also a national epic of the same level as Vergil's Aeneid. In the 19th century, Sir Richard Francis Burton translated Camões' Lusiads, in what he considered "the most pleasing literary labour of his life". (Summary by Leni)

Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Epics

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dedication and Preface Leni
00:19:33
Play 01 Canto I Leni
00:47:22
Play 02 Canto II Leni
00:47:43
Play 03 Canto III Leni
01:04:29
Play 04 Canto IV Leni
00:47:48
Play 05 Canto V Leni
00:46:55
Play 06 Canto VI Leni
00:45:51
Play 07 Canto VII Leni
00:40:24
Play 08 Canto VIII Leni
00:44:35
Play 09 Canto IX Leni
00:43:24
Play 10 Canto X Leni
01:11:35
Play 11 Rejected Stanzas Leni
01:06:48