Rudolf Wachter - Biography#

Rudolf Wachter, from Winterthur (Switzerland). Professeur associé de linguistique historique indo-européenne at the University of Lausanne (since 2006) and professor extraordinary of Greek, Latin, and Indo-European Linguistics at the University of Basel (since 1997). Took a doctorate in Latin in Zürich 1987 with a thesis on "Altlateinische Inschriften" (Bern, 1987) and, thanks to a three-year research fellowship of the Swiss National Science Foundation, a second one in Comparative Philology in Oxford 1991 on "Non-Attic Greek Vase Inscriptions", which was later expanded to a Habilitation Thesis at Basel (1986) und finally published (Oxford 2001). He has also taught in Fribourg (CH) for many years, in Zürich and Heidelberg for several semesters, and as a guest professor in Mainz and Paris. His main current research project is "Attic Vase Inscriptions" (
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