For my own part I regard the practice of rhetoric which so many have adopted in the past and still
follow to-day, as either no art at all, or, as the Greeks
call it, ἀτεχνία
(for I see numbers of speakers without the least pretension to method or literary training rushing headlong in the direction in which
hunger or their natural shamelessness calls them);
or else it is a bad art such as is styled κακοτεχνία.
For there have, I think, been many persons and
there are still some who have devoted their powers
of speaking to the destruction of their fellow-men.