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[119] For example, Trachalus1 was, as a rule, elevated and sufficiently clear in his language: one realised that his aims were high, but he was better to listen to than to read. For his voice was, in my experience, unique in its beauty of tone, while his delivery would have done credit to an actor, his action was full of grace and he possessed every external advantage in profusion. Vibius Crispus,2 again, was well-balanced, agreeable and born to charm, though he was better in private than in public cases.

1 M. Galerius Trachalus (cos. (18 A.D.) Cp XII v. 5

2 Vibius Crispus, a delator under Nero, died about A.D. 90, after acquiring great wealth. Cp. Juv. iv. 81–93.

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