2. A peripatetic philosopher, mentioned by Aelian (Hist. A.n 7.41), and Pliny (Plin. Nat. 10.22). Nothing is recorded of him but that he had a pet goose which never left him either by day or by night. [C.P.M]
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.