The reason of adding all this episodical and comparatively recent matter to the ancient Epic is not far to seek.
Two of the episodical poems deal with his contests with the giants.
But such letters as this are only episodical; in general she writes cheerfully, sometimes even merrily.
But this is episodical to the subject—a subject still requiring the notice of a very important phenomenon.
With the narrator of this episodical history, however, things are very different.
Some thirty works are attributed to him—chronological, historical and episodical.
The ensuing scene between Alberich and the Wanderer is, from a dramatic point of view, episodical.
The story reads not so much like the orderly growth of a civilized community as a series of unrelated and episodical events.
Compare it in these particulars with the various writings of the episodical historians.
Swift had exactly described the character, the episodical narrator, in a passage parallel to one in Theophrastus.