But Piso refused, alleging the odium of an act which would stain with an emperor's blood, however bad he might be, the sanctity of the hospitable board and the deities who preside over it.
Ann Book XV Chapter 52: The conspiracy of Piso. Plans

That it mattered not as to the disgrace if a harp-player were removed and a tragic actor succeeded him.
Ann Book XV Chapter 65: The conspiracy of Piso. Subrius Flavus
By Subrius Flavus