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Cinna, Lucius Cornelius, a Roman statesman. belonging to the Marian faction. Sulla drove Marius out of Rome, and having himself to set out to conduct the war against Mithridates, King of Pontus, he made the Consul Cinna swear not to alter the existing political state of things. The latter, however, on Sulla's departure, impeached him in 87 B.C., and with Marius took the direction of affairs after a general proscription and massacre of the chief members of the opposite party. Three years later he went out to meet and oppose Sulla, who was returning with his army and vowing vengeance, but at Brundisium Cinna was slain by his own soldiers. His daughter Cornelia was the wife of Julius Caesar.