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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1. Song and Foundation From Chaos to Cosmos The Materialization of Sovereignty Transformation, Revelation, Composition Delegation, or Part for Whole Exultation and Mimesis Chapter 2. Song, Ritualization, and Agency Convivium, Conviviality, and the Constitution of Sodalitas Sodales on Stage The Redeployment of Ritualized Schemes Chapter 3. Song and Speech A Short Lexicon of Verbal Performance: Cano, Loquor, Canto, Dico Singing, Song, and the Limits of Literary History The Lore of Song Song and its Rivals Song, Imitation, and Alterity Chapter 4. Song and Play Playing and Reality Body Play The Play of Images Replication and Reanimation Ludus Poeticus Reconsidered Play, Ritual Mastery, and Assent: The Case of the Carmen Saeculare Chapter 5. Song and the Body Birds of a Feather Comrades and Cinaedi Virtuosity and its Discontents Chapter 6. Magic, Song, and Sacrifice Carmentis, or What the Vates Knows Nenia, or Laying Down the Dead Magic and the State Back to the Labyrinth Epilogue. "At the Threshold of History" Notes Abbreviations Bibliography
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Latin literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Music and literature -- History -- To 500.
Music -- To 500 -- History and criticism.
Latin language -- Spoken Latin.
Literature and society -- Rome.
Latin language -- Semantics.
Oral communication -- Rome.
Rome -- Civilization.
Ritual -- Rome.