During the last 200 years, archaeologists found several thousand of lapidary texts and graffiti in the region of the Northern Black Sea coast. The texts were read by the experts but not a single signature of Homer or somebody from his surroundings was found. The author states that “open” texts were written for the sake of “hidden” texts. Due to the presented methodology, the text on the leaden plate found in Berezan’ island (Ukraine) was identified as Achilles autograph.
Keywords: Homeric question, Achilles, Olympics, Berezan’ island, lapidary inscriptions, hidden text.