Even the best of use are liable to make mistakes.
Homer was the greatest of Greek poets. Horace, the Roman poet, wrote to Homer’s occasional poetic lapses: ‘I, too am indignant when the worthy Homer nods, but in a long work it is allowable to snatch a little sleep.’
Here is an example of modern usage:
‘I’ve done the trip twenty times or more. I knew every inch of the road. You’d hardly believe it, but today I took a wrong turning and lost myself.’
‘Those things do happen. Even Homer sometimes nods.’