Lusiads, The

Lusiads, The:

see Camões, Luís deCamões or Camoens, Luís de
, 1524?–1580, Portuguese poet, the greatest figure in Portuguese literature.
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6) Ghosh points out though, that a major difference between the Spice Trade and the Oil Industry is the production of literature: "Within a few decades of the discovery of the sea route to India, the Portuguese poet Luis de Camoes, had produced the Lusiads, the epic poem that chronicled Vasco da Gama's voyage and in effect conjured Portugal into literary nationhood.