The Lusiad by Luís Vaz Camões

Os Lusíadas (Portuguese pronunciation: [uʒ luˈzi.ɐðɐʃ]), usually translated as The Lusiads, is a Portuguese epic poem by Luís Vaz de Camões (sometimes anglicized as Camoens). 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. - Wikipedia

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The Lusíads (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 395895 $76.19 $1.93 2002
The Lusiads (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 415735 $3.00 $2.98 2008
The Lusiads (Penguin Classics) Paperback 904121 $7.03 $0.01 1975
The Lusíads (World's Classics) Paperback 1128034 $39.95 $1.99 1998
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The Lusiad: Or, The Discovery of India (Forgotten Books) Paperback 10662309 $40.47 $40.39 2008
The Lusiads (Oxford World's Classics) Kindle Edition 481619 $7.55 2001
The Lusiads (Classics) Kindle Edition 1188833 $9.99 2007
The Lusiads (Class) Hardcover 5488192 $1,864.22
The Lusiads ([Centaur classics]) Hardcover 11505489 $65.00