Book (Single author)
Beverley, John. Against Literature. U of Minnesota P, 1993.
Book (Multiple authors)
Heathcote, Simon, and Laura Moffatt. Contemporary Church
Architecture. Wiley, 2007.
NOTE: If there are three or more authors: Heathcote, Simon, et al.
Charney, Leo, and Vanessa R. Schwartz, editors. Cinema and the
Invention of Modern Life. U of California P, 1995.
Chapter in Book
Ahmedi, Fauzia Erfan. "Welcoming Courtyards: Hospitality, Spirituality,
and Gender." Feminism and Hospitality: Gender in the Host/Guest
Relationship, edited by Maurice Hamington, Lexington Books, 2010, pp. 109-24.
Citing Ancient Sources (i.e. primary literature)
Classics uses a specialized, precise method of citiation. The proper format for citing classical texts:
[Author], [Title] [Book/Section.(Poem, if applicable)].[Line #s cited]
|Homer, Iliad 18.141-143.
Sophocles, Antigone 904-922.
|Horace, Odes 4.1.1-4.
Vergil, Eclogues 1.1-10.
|Cicero, First Catilinarian 14.2.||Plato, Symposium 215a3-218b7.|
Omitting Name of Work: If an author wrote only one work, you may omit the name of the work; for example: Herodotus 9.1; rather than Herodotus, Histories 9.1.
Abbreviations: Most classical authors and texts do have standard abbreviations that you may want to employ; these can be on page xxix ff. of the Oxford Classical Dictionary (DE5 .O9 2003) .
Capitalization: If you are generically citing a specific book in a work, capitalize both elements (Book Eighteen or Book 18 or Book XVIII); generic references, such as “several books in the Iliad,” should not be capitalized.
NOTE: If you are including a parenthetical citation at the end of a sentence – e.g. (Homer, Odyssey 1.1-3) – the period always follows the citation.