3. A descendant of the sophist Lachares, against whom the sophist Superianus wrote a book. This Metrophanes is mentioned by Damascius in his life of Isidorus (ap. Phot. cod. p. 342 a. b. ed. Bekker).
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.