This is a translation of Cicero's Speech "For Archias."
If there is any natural ability in me, O judges,—and I know how slight that is; or if I have any practice as a speaker,—and in that line I do not deny that I have some experience; or if I have any method in my oratory, drawn from my study of the liberal sciences, and from that careful training to which I admit that at no part of my life have I ever been disinclined; certainly, of all those qualities, this Aulus Licinius is entitled to be among the first to claim the benefit from me as his peculiar right.
I'm not quite sure what "claim the benefit from me as his peculiar right" means. Is Cicero saying that Aulus Licinius is the first person who can say that he is Cicero's "right-hand man"? Also, does "peculiar" here mean that Cicero deems himself to be peculiar?