3. M'. Marcius, aedile of the plebs, was the first person who gave corn to the people at one as for the modius. His date is quite uncertain. (Plin. Nat. 8.3. s. 4.)
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.