Emperor Claudius once issued a feast on which one of the invited senators, not wanting to offend the ruler, withheld the gases, what led him to death.
The ruler felt touched by the senator’s tragic fate. Apparently, benevolent Claudius issued an edict that allowed farting at the table, in his company.
Suetonius, Claudius, 32
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