Marcus Minucius Audens (Nova Roma)

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Marcus Minucius Audens
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Consular M. Minucius Audens was a senator of Nova Roma. He has also been known as M. Minucius-Tiberius Audens.

Early Life

Marcus Minucius Audens was born in the deep desert (Blythe, Calif.) in 1936. He lived with his parents in a willow shack with a canvas roof on the Colorado River that his father and uncles had built. This was the period of the great depression, and his family counted themselves fortunate to have a place to sleep and sufficient food to eat.

His father was a heavy-duty diesel mechanic at the Los Angeles Aqueduct and had charge of several single stroke, two cycle diesel driven pumps. His father's background, however, made frequent moves a fact of life. In the second year of his life, Marcus moved between multiple states as his father moved from one job to the next. At the end of these moves, his parents bought their first home in Gresham, Oregon. During the World War II years his father went to Alaska on two contracts to build airstrips and docking facilities.

Marcus remained in Oregon for most of the war, until his family moved from Gresham to Lake Coeur de Lane, Idaho and then to Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. He completed the third grade before moving to Troy, Ohio, where he remained through the 6th grade.

His parents bought a home in Portland, Oregon, and he completed the 7th grade in the new Creston High School before moving to Riverdale, North Dakota. His parents moved back to Portland during his freshman year of high school. He then registered in a polytechnic high school (Benson Poly) and graduated with honors and three job offers. Marcus credits his fathers interest and strength as the reason for his academic success.

The Navy

After graduation, Marcus was asked by his father to join the Navy in exchange for paying for his college degree. Marcus agreed and joined the Navy as a submarine trainee. Within two years his father had passed away and his mother was back in Portland. Marcus decided to stay in the Navy. In his many years of service he rose to the permanent rank of Master Chief Torpedoman (TMCM (SS)) and held the temporary rank of Chief Warrant Officer (underwater ordnance) for seven of the twenty years.

During these years of service, he married and had two children.

Post Navy Career

Once he had retired from the Navy, Marcus immediately began his college degree at San Diego State University. He had served as a naval instructor which prepared him well for his college career. He quickly gained a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science with Honors and a Master's Degree in History and Reading with Distinction. He holds teaching credentials in California for English, Social Science and Reading.

Upon completion of his college degrees, he went to work in San Diego for General Dynamics as a Quality Assurance Inspector. He then took a job offer with General Dynamics as a submarine improvement project officer for Ohio Class Submarines. in Groton, CT. He completed my career (20 years) with that company and retired for a second time.

Retirement and Nova Roma

Marcus has been retired now for about eleven years and has devoted himself to military reenactment (Rev War, Civil War and Roman Empire).

He was honored to be the founder of the Gens Minucia. This gens honors a man by that name who served in the XXth Legion in Britannia, first as a legionary and later as a miles immunes gromaciti (military surveyor). Marcus adopted this personage as his Nova Roma ancestor. His funeral altar is registered in the book of Roman names in Britannia.

Marcus has been a part of Nova Roma almost since its beginning and has been honored to become the second citizen to gain the Cursus Honorium. He has also served NR as an instructor and military history leader in the Academia Thules.

His current interests are Roman military history, military history of the world, history of the seas, model building, philosophy, sketching, mapping and writing (fiction).

His Impressive Works

To see Marcus Minucius Audens' works, visit his: Roman Studies Blog site.

Cursus Honorum

Q. Maximo M. Minucio cos. MMDCCLIII a.u.c.
L. Equitio Dec. Iunio cos. MMDCCLII a.u.c.
ab a.d. XIII Kal. Nov. L. Equitio Dec. Iunio cos. MMDCCLII a.u.c.
ad a.d. XVI Kal. Sept. M. Curiatio M. Iulio cos. MMDCCLXII a.u.c.
ab a.d. IX Kal. Feb. P. Memmio K. Buteone (II) cos. MMDCCLXIII a.u.c.
K. Buteone Po. Minucia cos. MMDCCLIX a.u.c.
Fr. Apulo C. Laenate cos. MMDCCLVIII a.u.c.
Cn. Salvio Cn. Equitio cos. MMDCCLVII a.u.c.
M. Octavio L. Sulla (II) cos. MMDCCLV a.u.c.
Fl. Vedio (II) M. Cassio (II) cos. MMDCCLIV a.u.c.
L. Equitio Dec. Iunio cos. MMDCCLII a.u.c.

Other Posts

Fr. Apulo C. Laenate cos. MMDCCLVIII a.u.c.
ab a.d. III Kal. Sext. L. Equitio Dec. Iunio cos. MMDCCLII a.u.c.
ad a.d. XVI Kal. Sept. M. Curiatio M. Iulio cos. MMDCCLXII a.u.c.
K. Buteone Po. Minucia cos. MMDCCLIX a.u.c.
K. Buteone T. Labieno cos. MMDCCLVI a.u.c.
M. Octavio L. Sulla (II) cos. MMDCCLV a.u.c.
L. Equitio Dec. Iunio cos. MMDCCLII a.u.c.
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