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2. An Athenian, the son of Nicagoras, was also a Greek rhetorician, and lived in the reign of Gallienus (A. D. 260-2681).


Suidas (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 νικαγόρου.


It 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.


The work of Minucianus, entitled Προγυμνάσματα, was commented on by Menander of Laodiceia (Suidas, s. v. Μενανδ.).


The eloquence of Minucianus is praised by Himerius.

Further Information

Ecl. vii. p. 166, Or. xxiii. p. 802, ed. Wernsdorf.; Fabric. Bibl. Graec. vol. vi. pp. 107, 108; Westermann, Ibid, § 98, n. 15.

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