called A. Cluentius by Eutropius (5.3
), was one of the generals of the Italians in the Social War.
He gained a victory over Sulla in the neighbourhood of Pompeii, but was soon after defeated with great loss by Sulla, B. C. 89. Thirty thousand of his men are said to have fallen in their flight towards Nola, and twenty thousand, among whom was Cluentius himself, before the walls of that town, as the inhabitants would admit them by only one gate, for fear lest Sulla's troops should rush in with them. (Appian, App. BC 1.50
; Eutrop. l.c.;
comp. Cic. de Div.
1.33; V. Max. 1.6.4
; Plin. Nat. 22.6