Gens: MINICIUS
Created: 24th October 2013
Update:  14th March 2018
Status Republic: Patrician:     Pleb. Nobilis:       Senatorial: X    Eques Romanus:      Local magistrates X
Republican Family / Cognomen
Patrician n/a
Pleb. Nobilis n/a
Senatorial no cognomen
Equestrian n/a
Local magistrat. no cognomen
Uncertain n/a
Imperial Family / Cognomen
Imperators n/a
Consular no cognomen, Faustinus, Fundanus, Natalis, Opimianus, Rufus, 
Senatorial Acilianus, Annianus,  Honoratus Marcellus, Rufus, 
Equestrian Corellianus, Italus, Iustus, Macrinus, Martialis, Sanctus, 
Equestrian (mil) none, Exoratus, Marcellinus, Pulcher,
Local magistrat. Amphio, Apronianus, Marcellus, Rufus
Uncertain Pudens
Republican Consuls, Tribunes with consular power, Dictators, Magister Equitum, Censors 0
Imperial Consuls and Emperors (Augusti and Caesars) 12 incl 2 x Salvius Minicius
Notes: Confusion with Minucius, which was used almost exclusively during the Republic, while Minicius becomes the majority name during the Empire.
Literature Alföldy: Gallia Cisalpina (1999) p.309 (Minicius Macrinus M617 and Minicius Acilianus M606), p.323 (L. Minicius Rufus cos 88; Alföldy sees him as son of Minicius Iustus M615 ), p.232 M. Minicius Annianus M607),
 p.324 (C. Minicius Fundanus cos suff 107 and his daughters), p.340 (§32 Minicius [Iustus] M627, §33 A.? Minicius Rufus M626)
Alföldy: Konsulat (1977) p.138,208,230,268-269,273,289,294,312,329 (L. Minicius Natalis Quadronius Verus cos suff 139), p.155,308 (Minicius Opimianus cos suff 155), p.207 (T. Salvius Rufinus Minicius Opimianus cos suff 123),
Alföldy: Senatoren in Dalmatia (1968) p.116-119 (§3 Cn. Minicius Faustinus Sex. Iulius Severus cos suff 127)
Baroni: Adlectiones ed Adlecti (2011) p.132 (§18 Minicius Macrinus M617)
Bastianini, G: "Lista dei prefetti d'Egitto dal 30a al 299p", in ZPE Bd. 17 (1975), p.279 (C. Minicius Italus M614), p.83 (T. (T)aius Sanctus, praef Aegypt 178/179, corrected from Minicius Sanctus M628)
Bastianini, G: "Lista dei prefetti d'Egitto dal 30a al 299p: aggiunte e correzioni"", in ZPE Bd. 38 (1980), pp. 80 ((C. Minicius Italus M614)
Birley: Roman Government of Britain (2005) p.129-132 (Cn. Minicius Faustinus Sex. Iulius Severus cos suff 127), p.249-250 (L. Minicius Natalis Quadronius Verus cos suff 139, as leg leg)
Caballos Rufino: Senadores Hispanorromanos (1990) p.226-227 (§127 Minicius Natalis cos suff 106), p.227-229 (§128 L. Minicius Natalis Quadronius Verus cos suff 139)
Cebeillac: Quaestores Principis (1972) p.175 (Cn. Minicius Faustinus Sex. Iulius Severus cos suff 127), p.183-187 (L. Minicius Natalis Quadronius Verus cos suff 139)
Corbier: Aerarium (1974) omits C. Minicius Fundanus (cos suff 107), whose praef aerar Saturn is doubtful reading of  […]ur[…] on career inscription.
Crook: Consilium Principis (1955) p.174 (§231 L. Minicius Natalis Quadronius Verus cos suff 139, amicus of Hadrian)
Dabrowa: Governors of Syria (1998) p.94-96 (Cn. Minicius Faustinus Sex. Iulius Severus cos suff 127)
Dabrowa: Legio X Fretensis (1993) p.23 (§1 Minucius Rufus leg leg 14/19 AD
Eck: Fasten der Statthalter 1.teil (1982) and 2. teil (1983) J71/72 (A. Minicius Rufus M626), J82/83, J83/85 (L. Minicius Rufus cos 88), J103/105, J113/118, J121/122 (L. Minicius Natalis cos suff 106), 
J119/127, J128/131, J131/133, J133/135, J135/136 (Cn. Minicius Faustinus Sex. Iulius Severus cos suff 127), J122/123, p.186 (Achaia?), p.194 (Dalmatia?) (C. Minicius Fundanus cos suff 107), J138/139 (T. Salvius Rufinus Minicius Opimianus cos suff 123)
Eck: Senatoren von Vespasian bis Hadrian (1970), dates for provinzial governorships updated with above article by Eck.
Eck, Werner: "Ergänzungen zu den Fasti Consulares des 1. und 2. Jh.n.Chr.", in Historia Bd. 24, 1975, pp. 324-327 on the Minicii Opimiani, who were coss 123 155 186/188.
d'Escurac: La préfecture de l'annone (1976) p.331-332 (C. Minicius Italus M614)
Fitz: Pannonien (1995) p.196 (§89 C. Minicius Fundanus cos suff 107), p.318 (§203 Minicius Iustus M615), p.473-474 (§281 L. Minicius Natalis), p.589-590 (§332 Cn. Minicius Faustinus Sex. Iulius Severus cos suff 127), 
p.663-666 (§367 L. Minicius Natalis Quadronius Verus cos suff 139), p.800-801 (§453 M. Minicius Marcellinus praef alae 123), p.849-850 (§523 M. Minicius PME-M58)
Franke: Legionslegaten (1991) p.63-66 (§36 L. Minicius Natalis cos suff 106), p.256-259 (§109 C. Minicius Fundanus cos suff 107)
Groag: Achaia (1939) p.147 (Minicius Sanctus M628 proc Achaia), omits C. Minicius Fundanus cos suff 107.
Hillebrand: Vigintivirat (2006) p.209-210 (§68 M. Minicius Annianus M607), p.235-236 (§22 L. Minicius Natalis cos suff 106)
Jagenteufel: Dalmatia (1958) omits governor C. Minicius Fundanus cos suff, who is attested governor of Dalmatia.
Krieckhaus: Senatorische Familien (2006) p.94-114 (the Minicii from Barcino : coss 106 and 139)
Leunissen: Konsuln (1989) p.140+371 (Minicius Opimianus cos suff c.187), p.265 (Minicius Martialis M618)
Piso: Fasti Daciae (1993) p.42-46 (§5 Cn. Minicius Faustinus Sex. Iulius Severus cos suff 127)
Raepsaet-Charlier: PFOS (1987) stemma  LIX (Iunia FOS467 wife of Minicius Acilianus M606)
Raepsaet-Charlier: Nouvelles recherches sur les femmes senatoriales du Haut-Empire romain, KLIO vol.75, 1993, p.257-271
Reidinger: Statthalter Pannonien (1956) p.67-69 (L. Minicius Natalis cos suff 106)
Reinmuth, O.W.: "A Working List of the Prefects of Egypt 30 B.C. To 299 A.D", in The Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists, Vol. 4, 1967, p.91 (C. Minicius Italus M614), p.100-101 (T. Aius (or Taius) Sanctus, NOT Minicius Sanctus M628)
Remy: Carrieres Senatoriales (1989) p.36-37 (§22 L. Minicius Rufus M627, in Pont-Bith c.81/82), p.264-265 (§216 C. Minicius Fundanus cos suff 107)
Salomies: Nomenclature (1992) p.126-128 (§12 Cn. Minicius Faustinus Sex. Iulius Severus cos suff 127), p.141-142 (§20 L. Minicius L.f. Natalis Quadronius Verus cos suff 139)
Schumacher: Vier Hohen Priesterkollegien (1973) p.8 (§A12 L. Minicius Rufus cos 88, pont, so he identifies M604 with M627, disputed), p.48-49 (§B12 (L. Minicius Natalis Quadronius Verus cos suff 139, augur),
p.127 (§24 Cn. Minicius Faustinus Sex. Iulius Severus cos suff 127, XV vir), missing is VII vir epulo C Minicius Fundanus cos suff 107)
Settipani: Continuite addenda  (2001/2004) p.19+21 (a supposed Minicia dt of L. Minicius Natalis Quadronius Verus cos suff 139)
Sharankov, Nicolay: "Unknown Governors of Provincia Thracia, Late I-Early II Century AD", in ZPE Bd. 151 (2005), pp. 237-241 on inscription of a Cnaeus […], governor of Thracia c.116-117, who may be Cn. Minicius Faustinus cos suff 117.
since governors of Thracia were usually promoted to cos suff directly after their governorship.
Stein: Dazien (1944) p.19-20 (Cn. Minicius Faustinus Sex. Iulius Severus cos suff 127)
Stein: Moesien (1940) p.66-67 (Cn. Minicius Faustinus Sex. Iulius Severus cos suff 127), p.68 (L. Minicius Natalis Quadronius Verus cos suff 139)
Stein: Präfekten von Ägypten (1950) p.49-50 ((C. Minicius Italus M614), p.98 (Minicius Sanctus M628, error for T. Aius Sanctus)
Stein: Thracia (1920) p.82-84 (C. Minicius Italus M614, proc Hellespont)
Syme, Ronald: "Minicius Fundanus from Ticinum", in Roman Papers vol.VII, 1991, p.603-619 on the cos 107's career. He discusses an alternative reading of "[…]piae" as leg XXX Ulp[iae], in stead of curator viae Appiae, and alternative reading of "[…]ur[…]"  
as part of an abridgement of a dona "cor. a]ur" in stead of praef aerar Saturn. He suggests Dalmatia might be his last office before the consulate.
Syme, Ronald: "Spaniards at Tivoli", in Ancient Society, Vol. 13/14 (1982/1983), (also in Roman Papers Vol.IV, p.99-100), p.247-248 (L. Minicius Natalis Quadronius Verus cos suff 139) mentions that his father L. Minicius Natalis' colleague as cos suff 106 was
Q. Licinius Silvanus Granianus (L247), whose son Q. Licinius Silvanus Granianus Quadronius Proculus (L249) also bears the very rare nomen Quadronius and thus probably are related. Did the fathers marry two sisters and their sons were thus cousins ?
Syme: Tacitus vol. II (1958) p.801 on origin of C. Minicius Fundanus cos suff 107, not Fundi but Ticinum in Transpadana.
Thomasson: Fasti Africani (1996) p.54-55+106+140-141 (L. Minicius Natalis cos suff 106), p.60 (T. Salvius Ruginus etc cos suff 123), p.61-62+107 (L. Minicius Natalis cos suff 139), p.79-80 (Minicius Opimianus M622), 
Thomasson: SPQR (1975) p.42-43 (C. Minicius Fundanus cos suff 107)
Tortotiello: Fasti Consolari di Claudio (2004) p.529 (§42 Cn. Minicius cos suff 49/50/54)
Changes 14.03.2018 New header, reference added plus many updates
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Minicius
tr pl  before 90 ?
only known from a Lex Minicia
CIL-IX-3605
L. Minicius L.f.
II vir at Cupra Maritima in Picenum
REPUBLIC
IMPERIAL                                                                                                    
M625 RE50a Curchin709 PME-M57 Dem168
[Min]ucius T.f. Rufus L. M(inicius?) Rufus M. Minicius T.f.  […]
trib. Horatia q at Emporiae in Tarraconensis  II vir quinq iterum at Falerio, Picenum
leg leg X Fret in Syria 14/19 sub Augustus tr mil a populo sub Augustus,
note spelling MinUcius, praef (fabrum or equitum)
probably not related to the Minucii Rufi ? eques
of the republic  
Curchin723 Curchin722 ?= Curchin705
L. Minicius L.f. Rufus [C. M]inicius Am[phio]
aedil, Iivir q, flamen Romae et Aug.  aedil, II vir, q bis, flam Aug,
at Emporiae in Hisp Tarrac, AD 14/50
AD 31/70
M603 RE5 M605 M626 (A,L) RE22 (A) RE24 (M) M615 RE16 Dobson85 M617 RE17 RE2 M607 RE8 M633 RE31
Cn. Minicius  L. Minicius  A. or L. or M. Minicius Rufus Minicius Iustus Minicius Macrinus M. Minicius M.f.Annianus Minicia Rustica
cos suff 49 or 50 or 54 cos suff sub Vespasian procos Crete-Cyrene 71 (or 40 or 43) centurion in legio in Aegypt,  ab Brixia, eques, trib Pupinia ab Laus Pompeia c.72
homo novus ? = M627 cos 88 praef cast legio VII Gal 69 refused adlectio inter X vir stlitibus iudicandis,  ~ L. Iunius Calvinus J741
under Antonius Primus praetorios by Vespasian, sevir turmae V equitum post 79
friend of Pliny friend of Pliny flamen Vespasiani in Laus
~ Corellia C1295, sister to  ~ Acilia
? Q. Corellius Rufus cos suff c.78
  Rüpke2462      
M609 RE9a M604 RE6 M627 RE23 M627 RE16a   RE7 M606 M632 RE30 FOS553 M614 RE15 PME-M60 Pf59 PME-M59
Cn. Minicius Faustinus L. Minicius  L. Minicius Rufus Minicius Iustus Minicius Acilianus Minicia L.f. Paetina C. Minicius C.f. Italus (L.) Minicius L.f. Exoratus
cos suff 91 pont ment 101 procos Pont + Bith c.81/82 ment 93 108 * c.65 q, tr pl, pr by 97 statue Turin trib Velina ab Aquileia in Regio X, trib. Oufentina, Larium in Regio XI
Moesia Inf 100-102 exiled p 113 of junior rank, leg Aug Gal Lugdun 83/4-86/7 friend of Pliny ~ Q. Iulius Cordinus  IIII vir iure dicundo at Aquileia,  pont, praef fabrum,
alive 118 co-opted c.95 cos ord 88 ? ~ (Iunia) FOS467  dt of C. Rutilius Gallicus praef coh III, tr mil VI Vic, praef alae c.77 II vir iure dicundo, IIII vir aedil,
? = M619 Q. Iunius Arulenus Rusticus cos suff c.71/72 cos II suff 85 proc Hellesponti (C ) c.85, proc Asia (CC) c.88 tr mil end 1st century
? = M627 cos suff 92 † 93 † c.92 proc Aquit + Lugdu c.90 praef annon c.96/98 flamen Titus Vespasianus
praef Aegypti 100-103 flamen of Claudius ~ Geminia C.f. Prisca
at Aquileia
   
M610 RE10 M619 RE18 Rüpke2460 M623a RE19a M612 RE13 M599 Rüpke2459 AE1918-4  
Cn. Minicius Faustinus     (Minicia) L. Minicius L.f. Natalis Salvius T.f. Rufinus Minicius Opimianus C. Minicius L.f. Fundanus L. Minicius Pudens Minicia L.f. Bisia
? leg Aug pro pr Thracia trib Galeria, ab Barcino (Barcelona) trib Papiria from Tusculum, trib Papiria ab Ticinum in Transpadana, ab Tarraco
c.114C/5-116/7 ~ Iulius Severus IIII vir viarum curandarum c.85 q, tr pl, pr, procurator Asia c.100 tr mil XII Ful in Cappad c.90 dedicated statue to eques friend
cos suff 117 from Aequum in Dalmatia leg of procos Africa, leg leg V Mac in Moesia Inf ~ […]ia Iusta J868 q, tr pl, pr, leg leg XV Apo in Pann Sup, c.117/138
probably descended from Sex. or VII Cla in Moesia Sup 101-102 donis donatus, […]piae = ?? curator viae Appiae, ? teacher
Iulius Silvanus, 1st aedile of leg leg III Aug in Num 104-105 cos suff 106 […]ur[…] = ?? praef aerar Saturn,
Aequum in 45. curator alvei Tiberis et riparum 107-110  procos Achaia ?, cos suff 107, Dalmatia,
leg Aug pro pr Pann Sup 113-117/8  procos Asia  122/123 VII vir epu, 
procos Africa 121/2 sodalis Augustalis c.105 friend of Plutarch and Pliny
~ (Quadronia) ~ Statoria M.f. Marcella FOS733
test adopt after consulate related to Statorius Secundus cos suff c.123
         
J576 RE11 Rüpke2457   M620 RE19 Rüpke2461 M623 RE19a =M600 RE1 RE13 FOS551 M631 RE29 FOS552 Curchin909 PME-M61
Cn. Minicius Faustinus Sex. Iulius Severus   L. Minicius L.f. Natalis Quadronius Verus   T. Salvius Rufinus Minicius Opimianus (Minicia)   Minicia Marcella Fundani f. L. Minicius L.f. Apronianus M. Minicius Marcellinus
trib. Sergia from Aequum in Dalmatia, * c.96 at Barcino, trib. Galeria, cos suff 123 ment Pliny † 12 years old c.105/106 trb.Gal. at Tarraco in Spain, praef alae in Dacia Porol 123
born Sex. Iulius Severus, still his name when cos monet, tr mil I Adi in Pann Sup, tr mil XI Cla in Moes Inf, procos Africa 138/9 or 139/140 as older sister betrothed to ignotus aedil, q, II vir, II vir quinq, ? related to Dobson 309, see below
sevir turmae V equitum Romanorum,  tr mil XIV Gem in Pann Sup sub father c.116/7 her urn was discovered flamen Traiani
IIII vir viarum curandarum, XV vir sf, tr mil XIV Gem c.110 q cand + leg sub father in Africa 121/2 augur c.124 reign of Hadrian
q Macedon cand of Traian c.112/3, tr pl cand of Trajan c.115 tr pl cand c.125 pr 127/128 Olympic winner chariot 
pr c.117/8 leg leg XIV Gem c.118/9 leg Aug pro pr Dacia Sup races 129 leg leg VI Victrix in Brit c.130/131
119-126/7 cos suff 127 leg Aug pro pr Moesia Inf c.128-130/131 curator viae Flaminiae et praef alimentorum,
leg Aug pro pr Brit c.131-133 leg Aug pro pr Iudaea c.133-135 cos suff 139 curator operum publicorum et aedium
ornamenta triumph, leg Aug pro pr Syria 135-c.136 sacrarum, leg Aug pro pr Moesia Inf 140/1-144
no mention after 136 procos Africa 153/154 patron + quinq at Tibur,  
Hadrian's best general (cf Cassius Dio) patron Lepcis Magna,  
     
J618     M621 RE19b M628 RE25 M608 RE9  PME-M62
Cn. Iulius Cn.f. Verus (Minicia)   (Minicius) Opimianus Minicius Sanctus Minicius Corellianus L. Minicius M.f. Pulcher
from Aequum in Dalmatia cos suff 155 proc Augusti Achaia 132 vir egreg trib. Galeria from Tingullia in Liguria
probably changed his name from Sex. Iulius Sex.f. Verus ~ L. Valerius Messalla Thrasea not praef Aegyp (he was epistrategus Heptanomia (LX) 145/6-146/7 praef alae in Maur Ting c.140
when his father was adopted Poplicola Helvidius Priscus T. Aius Sanctus praef Aegypt 179/180)
cos suff c.151 pr desig, son of  L. (Valerius) Poplicola
(Helvidius) Priscus cos suff 145  
   
Curchin736 M182   M622 RE20 RE28 PME-M58 M618 RE17a
Minicius M.f. Marcellus L. Valerius L.f. Poplicola Messalla Minucius Opimianus M. Minicius Minicius Martialis
trib. Gal. Helvidius Thrasea Priscus Minicius Natalis cos suff c.186/187/188 tr coh milliariae in Pann Inf c.190 proc Aug Syria Coele (CC) c.208-211
decurion at Gandia in Spain, cos ord 196 procos Africa 202/203 † in office (proc agens vices praesidis)
AD 171/200 Note spelling MinUcius
mother perhaps a Pompeia   cognomen Timinianus probably
a corruption of Opimianus
M601
[…..]O Mini[cius] Minicius
boy ment 204
during Ludi saeculares ~ Aemilia Rogatilla A426
clar fem, ment 247
 
M613 RE14
Minucius Honoratus Marcellus Aemilianus
clar puer
ment 247
note spelling MinUcius
UNCERTAIN DATE                                                                                                  
Dobson old 309
M. Minicius M.f. Marcellinus
trib.Quir. from Lincoln, Brit.
primus pilus XXII Pri
? related to PME-M61 above