1. Was one of Cn. Pompey's lieutenants in the Sertorian war.
He was slain in an engagement near the town of Lauro, B. C. 76, by Hirtuleius, a legatus of Sertorius. (Sallust. Schol. Bob. pro Flacc.
p. 23.5, Orelli; Frontin. Strat.
2.5.31; Obseq. de Prod.
119.) [HIRTULEIUS.] Lucilius, the satirist, as cited by Cicero (De Or.
2.6), and Cicero himself (lb.
) speaks with some contempt of Laelius's pretensions to literature.