His oratorical powers were unsurpassed among his contemporaries.
But he did not fulfil the expectations which had been formed on the strength`' of his colonial reputation; he took no very prominent part in debate, and gave little evidence of his undoubted oratorical gifts.
He came to Rome as a young man, and soon became distinguished both for his medical skill and his oratorical power.
He possessed some oratorical ability and adopted a very theatrical style of elocution.
His most devoted admirers were the younger Pliny, who reproduced his oratorical style with considerable success, and Quintilian (x.