How many words does it take to tell of a whole country that discovers a whole new world? Camões writes each and every one of them. There are 10 cantos, 1102 stanzas and 8816 verses that erect “The Lusiads”, published in 1572 and that narrate the great epic called Portugal. Yet to be counted are the words – unique pieces of a jewel called Portuguese Language – that start with “The feats of Arms…” up to the fatal and final “… envy ne’er shall own”. Because words are not counted. Words tell us.