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Aulus Cluentius Habitus

Prefect of the First Cohort of Batavians, of the Ultinian voting-tribe.

 
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  • Altar of Carrawburgh by Aulus Cluentius

    Altar of Carrawburgh by Aulus Cluentius
    The New Mithraeum / Jona Lendering (CC BY-SA) 

 

Biography

Aulus Cluentius Habitus belonged to a prominent family in Larinum, now Larino, southern Italy.

In 76 BC, an eponymous relative was subject of a Roman cause célèbre. He accused his stepfather Oppianicus and others of trying to poison him. They were convicted after a notorious bribery on both sides. In 66 the case was reopened by Oppianicus' son, who accused Cluentius of murdering the elder Oppianicus. Cicero led the defence and, 'throwing dust in the eyes of the jury' (as he later boasted), won the case known as 'Pro Cluentio'. The true facts cannot be unravelled.

—Oxford Classical Dictionary, 2016.

Lucius Antonius Proculus and Aulus Cluentius Habitus were recorded as coming from the first cohort Batavians Antoniniana.

His community
at Mithraeum of Carrawburgh

 

Mentioned in

Altar of Carrawburgh by Aulus Cluentius

One of the three altars to Mithras found at the Mithraeum of Carrawburgh fort.

D(eo) in(victo) M(ithrae) s(acrum) / Aul(us) Cluentius / Habitus pra(e)f(ectus) / coh(ortis) I / Batavorum / domu Ulti/n(i)a Colon(ia) / Sept(imia) Aur(elia) L(arino) / v(otum) s(olvit) l(ibens) m(erito).
Sacred to the Invincible god Mithras: Aulus Cluentius Habitus, prefect of the First Cohort of Batavians, of the Ultinian voting-tribe, from Colonia Septimia Aurelia Larinum, willingly and deservedly fulfilled his vow.

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Published on 17 Mar 2022

 

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