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[540e] but if I asked you, “By which art is it, Ion, that you know that horses are being well managed, by your skill as a horseman, or as a player of the lyre?” what would your answer be?

I should say, by my skill as a horseman.

And if again you were distinguishing the good lyre-players, you would admit that you distinguished by your skill in the lyre, and not by your skill as a horseman.


And when you judge of military matters, do you judge as having skill in generalship, or as a good rhapsode?

To my mind, there is no difference.

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