Consequently all oratory involves a natural admixture
of all these philosophic elements—at least, that is to
say, all oratory that is worthy of the name. For
mere garrulity that is ignorant of all such learning
must needs go astray, since its guides are either
non-existent or false.
on the other hand is far richer than the
other branches of philosophy, if viewed from the
standpoint of providing exercise in speaking, in
proportion as a loftier inspiration is required to
speak of things divine than of things human; and
further it includes within its scope the whole of
ethics, which as we have shown2
are essential to the
very existence of oratory.