The name of a Roman gens, of whom the most celebrated was M. Minucius Rufus,
to the dictator Q. Fabius Maximus (B.C. 217), in the war
against Hannibal. He fell at the battle of Cannae. Others of the gens are Marcus Minucius, who, in B.C. 121, when serving as tribune of the plebs, brought
forward a bill to repeal the laws of C. Gracchus (Florus, iii. 15); and who with his brother
Quintus is mentioned in an interesting inscription (C. I. L.
i. 199); and Quintus Minucius, who built the Porticus Minucia near the Circus
Flaminius at Rome in memory of his triumph over the barbarians in Thrace, B.C. 110. Minucius Angurīnus, who was consul in B.C. 305, constructed
the Via Minucia from Rome to Brundisium (Ad Att.
ix. 6). Minucius Basĭlus was one of Caesar's assassins (Appian, B. C.