Although these speeches are delivered in clear, rich voices, they often sound a bit recited -- lacking the natural feeling or passion that must have ignited the originals. Also, the translation of Catiline ‘s address seems too formal for the occasion. Was he trying to rouse a mob of English professors? The rest of us, then or now, would be too busy looking up words to know when to cheer. Contrast this with the style of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered by King himelf, possibly one of the most gifted political orators since Lincoln.