Other theses too belong entirely
to the deliberative class of oratory, as for instance
the questions as to “Whether marriage is desirable” or “Whether a public career is a proper
object of ambition.” Put such discussions into
the mouths of specific persons and they become
deliberative declamations at once.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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