（Μεσσαπεύς), a surname of Zeus, under which he had a sanctuary between Amyclae and mount Taygetus.
It was said to have been derived from a priest of the name of Messapeus. (Paus. 3.20.3.) [L.S]
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.