a painter, the pupil and perhaps brother of Apelles, known by a ludicrous picture representing the birth of Bacchus. (Plin. Nat. 35.40.33; Suid. s. v.Ἀπελλῆς.) [L.U]
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.