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[541b] is also a good general?

To be sure.

And you are the best rhapsode in Greece?

Far the best, Socrates.

Are you also, Ion, the best general in Greece?

Be sure of it, Socrates and that I owe to my study of Homer.

Then how, in Heaven's name, can it be, Ion, that you, who are both the best general and the best rhapsode in Greece, go about performing as a rhapsode to the Greeks, but not as a general?

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