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1 At the close of the SymposiumSocrates constrains Agathon and Aristophanes to admit that one who has the science (τέχνη) of writing tragedy will also be able to write comedy. There is for Plato no contradiction, since poetry is for him not a science or art, but an inspiration.
2 The rhapsode Ion is a Homeric specialist who cannot interpret other poets. Cf. Ion 533 C.
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