1. A Boeotian, from whom Mount Messapion, on the coast of Boeotia, and Messapia (also called Iapygia), in southern Italy, were believed to have derived their names. (Strab. ix. p.405.)
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.