Memor rem suscipit Memor Takes on a Task, pages 13–14 I Salvius and Memor, walking alone in the garden, are having a serious conversation. Salvius: Lucius Marcius Memor, you are a very sensible man. I want you to undertake an important task. Memor: I would like to undertake such a task, but I am very busy. Invalids and priests are waiting for me. The architect and workmen are annoying me. But what do you want me to do? Salvius: Tiberius Claudius Cogidubnus, the king of the Regnenses, recently came here. Cogidubnus, who has fallen seriously ill, wants to drink water from the sacred spring. Memor: It is difficult for me to help you, my dear senator. Cogidubnus is an eighty- year-old man. It is difficult for the goddess Sulis to heal Cogidubnus. Salvius: I do not want you to make Cogidubnus well. I want you to bring about the opposite. Memor: Salvius: What are you saying? Surely you do not desire Cogidubnus’ death?