The text is accompanied by a wealth of carefully chosen backgroundmaterials and essays. "Passages from Ancient Authors" includes selections from Homer's Odyssey ,Thucydides' account of the plague, and Euripedes' Phoenissae . The best of ancient and modern criticism is represented, encouragingdiscussion from psychological, religious, anthropological, dramatic,and literary perspectives. Under the heading "Religion and Psychology" are included writings on theOedipus myth by Martin P. Nilsson, Meyer Fortes, Gordon M. Kirkwood,Thalia Phillies Feldman, and Sigmund Freud. The authors of the selections in "Criticism" are Aristotle, C. M. Bowra,R. C. Jebb, S. M. Adams, A. J. A. Waldock, Albin Lesky, Werner Jaeger,Friedrich Nietzsche, John Jones, D. W. Lucas, Bernard M. W. Knox,Cedric H. Whitman, Richmond Lattimore, Robert Cohen, Francis Fergusson,and H. D. F. Kitto. The special question of Oedipus's guilt or innocence is addressed inessays by J. T. Sheppard, Laszlo Versenyi, P. H. Vellacott, E. R.Dodds, Thomas Gould, and Philip Wheelwright.Sophocles is the author of 'Oedipus Tyrannus; A New Translation. Passages from Ancient Authors. Religion and Psychology Some Studies. Criticism', published 1970 under ISBN 9780393098747 and ISBN 0393098745.