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But he will know what a man should say, when he is a general exhorting his men?

Yes, that sort of thing the rhapsode will know.

Well, but is the art of the rhapsode the art of the general?

I, at any rate, should know what a general ought to say.

Yes, since I daresay you are good at generalship also, Ion. For in fact, if you happened to have skill in horsemanship as well as in the lyre, you would know when horses were well or ill managed:

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