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“‘Now suppose I questioned you about money,’ said Ischomachus, ‘whether it is good or bad, could I persuade you that you know how to distinguish good from false by test? And by putting questions about flute-players could I convince you that you understand flute-playing; and by means of questions about painters and other artists—'

“‘You might, since you have convinced me that I understand agriculture, though I know that I have never been taught this art.’

“‘No, it isn't so, Socrates.

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