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Lucius Minicius Rufus was a Roman senator. He was best known as an acquaintance of the philosopher and wonder-worker Apollonius of Tyana.

Rufus is known to have been imperial governor of Bithynia et Pontus in AD 82/83, then afterwards the sortition awarded him the propraetorian governorship of Gallia Lugdunensis for AD 83-87.[1] These offices were followed by ordinary consul with Domitian in AD 88.[2]

Despite these promising achievements, Rufus, along with Servius Cornelius Scipio Salvidienus Orfitus encountered the wrath of the Emperor Domitian. According to Philostratus, Apollonius of Tyana journeyed to Rome to defend them in court. (Vita Apoll., vii.8-34)[3]


  1. ^ Werner Eck, "Jahres- und Provinzialfasten der senatorischen Statthalter von 69/70 bis 138/139", Chiron, 12 (1982), pp. 306-313
  2. ^ Paul Gallivan, "The Fasti for A. D. 70-96", Classical Quarterly, 31 (1981), p. 191
  3. ^ Philostratus. Life of Apollonius of Tyana. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
Political offices
Preceded by
Gaius Cilnius Proculus,
and Lucius Neratius Priscus

as suffect consuls
Consul of the Roman Empire
with Imp. Caesar Domitianus Augustus XIV,
followed by Decimus Plotius Grypus
Succeeded by
Quintus Ninnius Hasta,
and Lucius Scribonius Libo Rupilius Frugi Bonus

as suffect consuls