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uni'wissen 01-2012_ENG

To always number among the best and to outshine others”: This is the line from the Iliad inscribed on Homer’s seat at the entrance to Collegiate Building I of the Univer- sity of Freiburg. Homer is regarded as the author of the Iliad – but the ­extent of his own contri- bution to the poem is a point of contention among scholars. Photo: Traenkle A New Research Method Developed by Indo-European Linguist Eva Tichy Has the Potential to Answer Unsolved Questions about Homer’s Iliad Back to the Old Verse by Nicolas Scherger 4