a Roman grammarian, originally a slave and disciple of Orbilius, was purchased by Scribonia, the first wife of Augustus, and by her manumitted. (Suet. de Illustr. Gram. 19.)
William Smith. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. London. John Murray: printed by Spottiswoode and Co., New-Street Square and Parliament Street. In the article on Soranus, we find: "at this present time (1848)" and this date seems to reflect the dates of works cited. 1873 - probably the printing date.