for Gaius Caesar, if he had had leisure to devote
himself to the courts, he would have been the one
orator who could have been considered a serious rival
to Cicero. Such are his force, his penetration and
his energy that we realise that he was as vigorous in
speech as in his conduct of war. And yet all these
qualities are enhanced by a marvellous elegance of
language, of which he was an exceptionally zealous
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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