a name of several families at Rome, which they obtained from living on the Esquiline hill.
The name also occurs as an agnomen to distinguish a member or a branch of a particular family from others of the same name.
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.