14: Documentation I: Notes and Bibliography

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14.257Identifying numbers in classical references

The numbers identifying the various parts of classical worksbooks, sections, lines, and so onremain the same in all editions, whether in the original language or in translation. (In poetry, line content may vary slightly from the original in some translations.) Arabic numerals are used. Where letters also are used, they are usually lowercased but may be capitalized if the source being cited uses capitals. Page numbers are omitted except in references to introductions, notes, and the like supplied by a modern editor or to specific translations. See also 14.259, 14.264.

1. Ovid, Amores 1.7.27.
2. Aristotle, Metaphysics 3.2.996b5–8; Plato, Republic 360e–361b.