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This article uses the term 'mediated ending', drawn from the work of Germanist Henry Schmidt, to analyse the last scene of Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus: this scene mediates between the events of the climax and the point when the play is over.It discusses mediation through changes in narrative structure, mediation through the way Oedipus copes with what has happened to him, as well as the relationship of mediation and complexity.
His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides.
Sophocles wrote 120 plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form: Ajax, Antigone, The Women of Trachis, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus.
For almost 50 years, Sophocles was the most celebrated playwright in the dramatic competitions of the city-state of Athens that took place during the religious festivals of the Lenaea and the Dionysia.
He competed in 30 competitions, won 18, and was never judged lower than second place.
Instead of following the usual custom of choosing judges by lot, the archon asked Cimon and the other strategoi present to decide the victor of the contest.