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Classics Papers—Works Cited

Vesuvius, PompeiiIf you use secondary sources in your paper you must provide a list of "works cited." This must contain only those sources which you cite in your paper. You need not include primary sources—the works of Greek and Roman authors—as long as you have used proper inline or footnote citations throughout your work.

Please note: there is no need to indicate the medium or the electronic database housing a scholarly article or book. Resist the urge to put "web," "print," "JSTOR," or the date of accessing the item. Just include the appropriate bibliographic information.

Note that:

  • the first name or names are all abbreviated.
  • the authors' names precede the title and end with a period after the last initial.
  • the title is italicized or underlined, and ends with a period.
  • the city of publication is followed by the year of publication.
  • if the source is an article in a journal or collection of essays, then the bibliographic citation should conclude with the relevant pages.

Citing a book:

Author Last, Author First Initial. Title. City: Publisher (optional), Year Published.

Courtney, E. A Companion to Petronius. New York, 1982.

Citing a chapter of a book:

Author Last, Author First Initial. "Chapter Title." In Editor Initial., Editor Last, ed. Book Title. City, Year, Page Numbers.

Schwab, K. "Celebrations of Victory: The Metopes of the Parthenon." In J. Neils, ed. The Parthenon from Antiquity to the Present. Cambridge, 2005, 159–198.

Citing an article from a database:

Author Last, Author Initial. "Title." Journal Title. Volume.Issue Number (Date of Publication): Page Numbers.

Favro, D. "Pater Urbis: Augustus as City Father of Rome." Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. 51.1 (1992): 61–84.

Citing an academic website:

Author Last, Author Initial. "Web Page Title." Website Title. Date Published. Publisher. <home website URL>.

Blackwell, C. "Evidence for Athenian Democracy," Demos. Jan. 24, 2003. The Stoa. <www.stoa.org>.

 


Sample Works Cited Page (note: organized alphabetically by authors' last names)

Blackwell, C. "Evidence for Athenian Democracy," Demos. Jan. 24, 2003. The Stoa. <www.stoa.org>.

Courtney, E. A Companion to Petronius. New York, 1982.

Favro, D. "Pater Urbis: Augustus as City Father of Rome." Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. 51.1 (1992): 61-84.

Schwab, K. "Celebrations of Victory: The Metopes of the Parthenon." In J. Neils, ed. The Parthenon from Antiquity to the Present. Cambridge, 2005, 159–198.