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Homer: A Research Guide: Citing

Homer by Antoine-Denis Chaudet, 1806. Louvre, Paris. Photo by Jastrow. CC-A 3.0 U. Wikimedia Commons


A Rule of Thumb

Keep in mind this handy rule of thumb:

"When in doubt, CITE IT!"

It is never wrong to cite something. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you are not sure if you need to cite particular information (is it common knowledge or not?), cite it.  That is the safest thing to do.


Chicago Manual of Style

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Citing Works by Homer in MLA, 8th Edition

Works Cited Page

Below are examples of how to cite popular translations of Homer's works on a Works Cited page.

In-Text Citations

For information on citing quotations from ballads or poems in your text, see the Purdue OWL (Online Writing Center) website.

MLA Formatting Quotations


Citing Articles from Literature Resource Center & Literature Online

Click the link below to see a document describing how to cite articles from Literature Resource Center and LION in MLA format (7th and 8th editions).


Citing Articles from Literature Resource Center & Literature Online

Click the link below to see a document describing how to cite articles from Literature Resource Center and LION in MLA format (7th and 8th editions).