Aulus Cluentius Habitus
Prefect of the First Cohort of Batavians, of the Ultinian voting-tribe.
Biography of Aulus Cluentius Habitus
- Aulus Cluentius Habitus was a brother of the Mithraeum of Carrawburgh.
- Active c. 3rd century in Brocolita, Britannia inferior (Britannia).
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.
Altar of Carrawburgh by Aulus Cluentius
One of the three altars to Mithras found at the Mithraeum of Carrawburgh fort.