Citation, Documentation of Sources

Q. When one is citing an ancient source whose author is unknown or disputed and which is published in the original language, is the editor’s name put before the title in footnotes and bibliography? Does the modern translator’s name go first?

A. Some citations of ancient sources emphasize the original author (Plato), some the title (Inscriptiones Graecae), and some the modern translator or editors (Pauly-Wissowa). You can check published sources in your field to see how a particular work is cited, since there is often a standard way to refer to a given work. If your source is too obscure for that, then style it in the way that seems best to you.