Classical references may deviate from the usual forms in some details. In many instances, the facts of publication are irrelevant and may be omitted. Date of publication should be given when available and pertinent.
1. Shakespeare W. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Act 2, scene 3, line 24.
2. Donne J. Second Anniversary. Verse 243.
For classical references, The Chicago Manual of Style9 may be used as a guide.
3. Aristotle. Metaphysics. 3. 2.966b 5–8.
In biblical references, do not abbreviate the names of books. The version may be included parenthetically if the information is provided (see example 4). References to the Bible are usually included in the text.
The story begins in Genesis 3:1.
Paul admonished against succumbing to temptation (I Corinthians 10:6-13).
Occasionally they may appear as listed references at the end of the article.
4. I Corinthians 10:6-13 (RSV).