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Cogidubnus: The letter is false, the slave (is) very deceitful. You, not the slave, are the liar. For, after the slave had suffered many tortures, he kept to the same opinion. Salvius: Cogidubnus: Memor: Salvius: Cogidubnus, why have you led armed men here? I have now removed Memor from the care of the baths. What are you saying? You have removed me? I am innocent. Salv … King Cogidubnus, what have you done? You, who are a barbarian, dare to remove a Roman soothsayer? You dare too much! Although you have obtained the highest honors from us, you have never been satisfied. You have annoyed us for a long time. Since you have entered here with armed men, now you are finally displaying your treachery openly. Having endured your arrogance for a long time, the Emperor Domitian recently sent a letter to me. In this letter he ordered me to seize your kingdom. Therefore I order you to go back to your palace at once. Cogidubnus: So this is Roman justice! So this is (Roman) trust! No one is more treacherous than the Romans. I have been very stupid because I trusted the Romans up to now. I have betrayed my friends; I have lost my
kingdom. Because I had been deceived by the Romans, I once accepted Roman decorations and honors. Today I cast on the ground those decorations which were given to me by the Romans. Salvius, send a message to that emperor (of yours), “We have finally defeated Cogidubnus. Britain is conquered.” The old man, having said this, slowly leaves through the doorway.