a physician, who may be supposed to have lived in the fifth century after Christ, and who is introduced by Macrobius in his Saturnalia (7.4) as discoursing on dietetics and the process of digestion. [W.A.G]
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.