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epistula Cephalī Cephalus’ Letter, page 50 After Cephalus had died, his slave handed the king a letter, which had been written by Cephalus himself: “King Cogidubnus, you are in very great danger. Memor is crazy. He desires your death. He ordered me to accomplish/carry out the task. I obeyed Memor unwillingly. Perhaps you do not believe me. But I would like to tell you the whole story. “When you arrived at these baths, searching for a cure, Memor summoned me to his villa as quickly as possible. When I entered the villa, I found Memor terrified. I was astonished. I had never seen Memor so frightened. “Memor said to me, ‘The emperor desires the death of Cogidubnus. I order you to take care of this matter. I order you to prepare poison. It is necessary for you to kill him. For Cogidubnus is a man of evil character.’ “I replied to Memor,

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