Table of contents for The world of Roman song : from ritualized speech to social order / Thomas Habinek.

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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"

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.