Minucia'nus2. An Athenian, the son of Nicagoras, was also a Greek rhetorician, and lived in the reign of Gallienus (A. D. 260-2681).
WorksSuidas (s. v.) tells us that Minucianus was the author of Τέχνη ῥητορική, προγυμνάσματα, and Λογοί διάφοροι.
The Τεχνη was commented on by the sophist Pancratius (Suidas, s. v. Παγκρ.; Eudoc. p. 301), and is also referred to by Tzetzes (Chil. 4.693, 6.739, 12.570), but, as Westermann suggests, it may have been written by the elder Minucianus [No. 1]. A portion of this work, entitled Περὶ ἐπιχειρημάτων, is extant, and bears the title Μινουκιανοῦ ἢ νικαγόρου.
EditionsIt was published along with Alexander Numenius and Phoebammon, accompanied with a Latin version, by L. Normann. Upsal. 1690, 8vo., and is also printed in the Aldine collection of Greek rhetoricians, pp. 731-734, and in the ninth volume of Walz's Rhetores Graeci.
Προγυμνάσματα, was commented on by Menander of Laodiceia (Suidas, s. v. Μενανδ.).