Marcus Minucius Augurinus

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Marcus Minucius Augurinus was an early Roman Republic politician and presumed consul in 497 and 491 BC. His counterpart was Aulus Sempronius Atratinus in both years . He appears to Dionysius as a speaker in the trial against Coriolan (491 BC) and also as a spokesman for the ambassadors to Coriolan, 488 BC. Chr.

His cognomen is missing in Livius (II 21, 1. 34, 7) but is passed down in Dionysius (VII 20, 1) and others.

The introduction of the Minucia gene in the early years of the republic is viewed by scholars as an interpolation from a later hand. The consulates of the Minucians are - according to the unanimous opinion within the scientific community - all to be removed from the consull lists, as they were later, probably around 300 BC. Were interpolated. In the early phase of the republic only patricians could get to the consular office, but the gens Minucia was clearly plebeian.


Individual evidence

  1. ^ T. Robert S. Broughton : The Magistrates Of The Roman Republic. Vol. 1: 509 BC - 100 BC Cleveland, Ohio: Case Western Reserve University Press, 1951. Reprinted unmodified 1968. (Philological Monographs. Ed. By the American Philological Association. Vol. 15, Part 1), pp. 12 and pp 17
  2. VII 27, 4-33, 1. 38, 2-4. 60, 1-61.3
  3. VIII 22, 4-29, 1.
  4. Chronogr. Hydat. Chron. Pasch.
  5. Compare the argumentation with Robert Werner : The beginning of the Roman republic. Historical-chronological studies of the early days of the libera res publica . Munich / Vienna: R. Oldenbourg Verlag, 1963, pp. 256-259