Not the original Homer, but some later matcher and patcher, imitator or redactor.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
Ancient testimony, that of Papias in particular, assumed the Presbyter John, and not the Apostle, as its author or redactor.
"Communism and Christianism" by William Montgomery Brown
Then came the final redactor, who interpolated the groundwork and the Methuselah sections, adding two others from his own pen.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6" by Various
Verse 19 is probably the work of the redactor (R^P) who inserted the song.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
The writer of this section (iv, 35-v, 43) therefore stood between the writer of the original strand, and the evangelist or redactor.
"Sources of the Synoptic Gospels" by Carl S. Patton
Moreover, the redactor in 1 Kings iii.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various