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APA Citation Style, 6th edition: Classical Works

A guide to help users create citations using APA (American Psychological Association) style, 6th edition.

Classical Works (p. 178-179)

When citing very old, classical works, cite the year of the translation you used, preceded by trans., or the year of the version you used, followed by version.   If you know the "original date" of the publication, you should include it in the citation.
Note: Classical works (e.g. religious texts, ancient Greek and Roman works) are commonly only cited in-text and not in the references section.
 
General Format
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):
      (Name of the Book (often abbreviated) Chapter:Verse [if applicable]
      Version being Cited [if applicable])
 
NOTE: If you are only using one version of a particular work, you
only need to include the Version in the first in-text citation (p. 179).
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Name of the Book (often abbreviated) Chapter:Verse [if applicable]
      Version being Cited [if applicable])
 
      References:
      Not included
  
Example 1
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (1 Cor. 13:1 Revised Standard Version)
 
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (1 Cor. 13:1 Revised Standard Version)
 
      References:
      Not included
 
Example 2
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Qur'an 5:3-4)
 
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Qur'an 5:3-4)
 
      References:
      Not included

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