Ilias - Homer, Karl Ferdinand Lempp

Hats off for keeping track on all the warriors that are in the fight. I imagine Homer having a "who-to-kill-next-list" by his side while writing the poem, crossing of who has died.

 

And he has just broken the fourth wall, telling the reader that he is only a guy, not a god, and he won´t be able to tell us what is happening in every corner of the battlefield:

 

Und doch wurde bald an sämtlichen Toren gerungen. Ich kann euch Lesern das nicht im einzelnen schildern; schließlich bin ich kein Gott, der gleichzeitig alles zu überblicken hat!

 

 

The way this is written you could get the impression that he was in the midst of the battlefield as a kind of war correspondent.