A public speaker
Though not a great orator, his speeches were weighty and impressive.
4), Roman orator, poet and historian.
Pollio was a distinguished orator; his speeches showed ingenuity and care, but were marred by an affected archaism (Quintilian, Inst.
In his own day he took high rank as a pulpit orator, and even royalty had to beg for a seat amongst his audiences; but his sermons are now forgotten.
He was, indeed, no mere orator or speaker to multitudes.