See also:term, in the usual acceptance of the word, for fictitious narratives, long or
See also:ancient or
See also:modern (see NovEL) . In this article "
See also:tale " is used in a stricter sense, as
See also:equivalent to the German " Volks-marchen " or the French "
See also:conte populaire." Thus understood, popular tales mean the stories handed down by oral tradition from an unknown antiquity, among savage and civilized peoples . So understood, popular tales are a subject in
See also:mythology, and indeed in the general study of the development of man, of which the full
See also:interest and importance was long unrecognized . Popular tales won their way into literature, it is true, at a very distant
See also:period . The Homeric epics, especially the Odyssey, contain adventures (those, for example, of the Cyclops and the
See also:husband who returns in disguise) which are manifestly parts of the general human stock of popular narrative . Other examples are found in the Rigveda, and in the myths which were handled by the Greek dramatists . Collections of popular tales, more or less subjected to conscious
See also:literary treatment, are found in
See also:Sanskrit, as in the
See also:work of Somadeva, whose
See also:Katha Sarit Sagara, or " Ocean of the Streams of
See also:Story," has been translated by Mr Tawney (
See also:Calcutta, 188o) .
TALCAHUANO, or TALCAGUANO
TALENT (Lat. talentum, adaptation of Gr. TaXavrov, ...
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