MINU0151 Q. Minucius (41) P. f. M. n. Esquilinus


  • Patrician


  • Consul 457 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • On Horatius' praenomen (M. in Liv., Diod., and Cassiod.), see 477, note 1. His cognomen has been corrupted to Publilius in Fast. Hyd. and Chr. Pasc. In the case of Minucius the cognomen Augurinus (Chr. 354) may have been carried over from the Cos. Suff. of 458, but Hilarius (Fast. Hyd.) and Hilarianus (Chr. Pasc.) remain unexplained. In Diod. Minucius is replaced by L. Postumius, a name not otherwise attested in this generation. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 3.30.1; Diod. 11.91.1; Fast. Cap. (names entire); Dion. Hal. 10.26.1; Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd.; Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; Degrassi 24f., 92, 362f. Horatius held command against the Aequi and Minucius against the Sabines (Liv. 3.30.8; Dion. Hal. 10.30.7-8). One tradition gave Horatius a leading part in having the number of Tribunes raised to ten (see Tribunes of the Plebs). (Broughton MRR I)