Luís Vaz Camões
Luís Vaz de Camões is considered Portugal's greatest poet. His mastery of verse has been compared to that of Shakespeare, Vondel, Homer, Virgil and Dante. He wrote a considerable amount of lyrical poetry and drama but is best remembered for his epic work 'Os Lusíadas' (The Lusiads), a fantastical interpretation of the Portuguese voyages of discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries. Camões' influence on Portuguese literature is so profound that his death date, June 10, is celebrated as Portugal's national day of culture.
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1. The Lusiad
"The Lusiad" is an epic poem that chronicles the historic voyage of Vasco da Gama, who discovered a sea route from Portugal to India in 1497-1498. The narrative is filled with both historical events and fantastical elements, including sea monsters and divine intervention. The story celebrates Portugal's maritime exploration and its heroes, while also reflecting on the human condition and the nature of life, destiny, and the cosmos.