I'm writing a paper for an undergraduate philosophy class and I am not sure how I should make the citation for the text. I will provide an example.

However, we do read from the dialogue Apology, that Socrates had a friend named Chaerephon who visited the oracle at Delphi (Plato and Allen 83, 21a).

1.) Should I include the page numbers and the DK numbers? The text I'm using is: Plato, and Reginald E. Allen. The Dialogues of Plato Volume 1. New Haven: Yale Uni. Press, 1984. Print.

2.) Furthermore, how would I format the "Ibid." citation?

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    Citation formats are a dime a dozen. Talk to your instructor about what form, if any, they want to see; if they don't care, I'd suggest MLA or APA format for a philosophy class.
    – tonysdg
    Nov 6, 2016 at 18:56
  • @tonysdg I feel that it is too late to add my professor since this paper is late. Also, no articles have I found concerning whether I should use the both the book AND the ancient text. On articles on how to cite them separately.
    – Lin Wang
    Nov 6, 2016 at 18:58
  • Is the text a translation then from the ancient Greek? If that's the case, this site might be a useful resource.
    – tonysdg
    Nov 6, 2016 at 19:01
  • Well that's the question. So if I'm reading in English, it's not the ancient Greek but the DK numbers are the same regardless of language. I thank you kindly for the article but I don't think that answers my question either.
    – Lin Wang
    Nov 6, 2016 at 19:32
  • That's why I'm commenting and not submitting an answer ;-)
    – tonysdg
    Nov 6, 2016 at 19:33


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