II Memor: Cephalus! Cephalus! (Called by Memor, the freedman quickly enters. He brings a cup ofwine.) Why are you offering me wine? I am looking not for wine, but for advice. I order you to give me advice as quickly as possible. King Cogidubnus is coming here, seeking a cure for his illness. The emperor, who has often been annoyed by Cogidubnus, now desires his death. The emperor himself is ordering me to accomplish this. How difficult it is! Cephalus: No, it is easy! I have a poisoned wine cup, which was once given to me by an Egyptian robber. Poison, hidden in the cup, can destroy life very quickly.