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POL 210

September 19, 2017 


You will be quoting or paraphrasing several statements from two of the writers that have been assigned thus far—Lucretius and Cicero. If you quote from Lucretius, you will cite the sources with footnotes marked at the end of your sentences in the form which is used in the first footnote—book number and approximate lines of the quote or paraphrase.[1] Your references to Cicero should be to the book followed by the Roman numeral (if applicable) and the part number.[2] (By the way, cicero never wrote anything which he entitled “The Dream of Cicero.” That is an informal name that later readers called part of his De re publica.) If you were to use references to the excerpts from the Frankforts and Eliade, you would cite the page number of the respective texts.[3] If you refer twice in a row to the same source, use Ibid. to mark the second reference.[4]


Note that the names of the books and poems are in italics, articles are cited in quotes, and the reference is to book and line or part numbers, as appropriate. Rarely do you cite page numbers in these classical texts.


Your text should be about 200-300 words, two or three paragraphs (either a two-sentence into or a two-sentence conclusion; not both), using 11 or 12 point type, and Times New Roman or some other standard font.





[1] Lucretius, On the Nature of the Universe, trans. Ronald Latham and John Godwin (New York: Penguin, 1951, 1994), I. 212. [Cite to book number (I) and line number (212). Not to page numbers!]

[2] Cicero, On the Nature of the Gods, trans. Brooks, II. 6. [Book number (II) and part number (6). Not page numbers.]

[3] Mircea Eliade, The Sacred and the Profane, trans. Willard R. Trask  (New York: Harper and Row, 1959), 15; Henri and H.A. Frankfort, “Myth and Reality,” in The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man (New York: Penguin, 1946), 19. [At last: page numbers!]

[4] Ibid. (or Ibid., 20, if you are citing a different page of the same text.)