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Luís de Camões’s The Lusiads and the paradoxes of expansion

João R. Figueiredo

in Local antiquities, local identities: Art, literature and antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400–1700

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526117045
eISBN:
9781526141910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117045.003.0010
Subject:
Art, Art History

Following a well-known trend in early-modern Europe, the Portuguese poet Luís de Camões widely refashioned the myth of Lusus, an obscure son of Bacchus mentioned by Pliny, with two main purposes: to ... More


Cartographic Curses: Europe and the Ptolemaic Poetics of Os Lusíadas (1572)

Katharina N. Piechocki

in Cartographic Humanism: The Making of Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226641188
eISBN:
9780226641218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226641218.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that Luís de Camões’s Os Lusíadas, typically framed as the first global epic, operates instead within the cartographic framework of the late fifteenth century (contemporaneous ... More


Supercontinents Older than Gondwana

John J. W. Rogers and M. Santosh

in Continents and Supercontinents

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195165890
eISBN:
9780197562147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195165890.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

The configurations of Gondwana and Pangea are well known because the histories of oceans that opened to disperse Pangea can be reconstructed from their patterns of ... More


Adamastor and the Epic Poet’s Dark Continent

Philip Hardie

in Augustan Poetry and the Irrational

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198724728
eISBN:
9780191792250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724728.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the classical, above all Virgilian, models for Adamastor, the monstrous personification of the Cape of Good Hope who utters a curse against Vasco da Gama’s sailor in Camões’ ... More


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