Q. How do I cite a discourse reading? The reading is a dialogue from "The Republic" by Plato.
From the APA Manual, 6th ed., p.178:
When a date of publication is inapplicable, such as for some very old works, cite the year of the translation you used, preceded by trans. or the year of the version you used, followed by version. When you know the original date of publication, include it in the citation.
(Aristotle, trans. 1931).
James (1890/1983)Reference list entries are not required for major classical works, such as ancient Greek and Roman works or classical religious works; simply identify in the first citation in the text the version you used. Parts of classical works (e.g., books, chapters, verses, lines, cantos) are numbered systematically across all editions, so use these numbers instead of page numbers when referring to specific parts of your source:
1 Cor. 13:1 (Revised Standard Version)
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