Manuscript Preparation, Copyediting, and Proofreading

Q. I’m copyediting Plato’s Republic and I’m wondering if I should put the dialogue in quotations or not.

A. Conventionally Plato’s dialogues are not put in quotation marks. If you are faced with copyediting this great work with no knowledge of it, it’s essential that you find other versions of it to use as prompts for your queries. There are many online editions; try typing “plato republic online” into your search engine.