Again praise in general terms may be
awarded to noble sayings or deeds. Finally things
of every kind may be praised. Panegyrics have
been composed on sleep and death, and physicians
have written eulogies on certain kinds of food.
While therefore I do not agree that panegyric
concerns only questions regarding what is honourable, I do think that it comes as a rule under
the heading of quality,
although all three bases1
he involved in Panegyric and it was observed by
that all were actually used by Gaius Caesar
in his denunciation of Cato. But panegyric
oratory inasmuch as the same things
are usually praised in the former as are advised
in the latter.
VIII. I am surprised that deliberative
has been restricted by some authorities to questions
of expediency. If it should be necessary to assign
one single aim to deliberative I should prefer
view that this kind of oratory is primarily
concerned with what is honourable. I do not doubt
that those who maintain the opinion first mentioned
adopt the lofty view that nothing can be expedient
which is not good.