the ancestor of the emperor Vespasian, was a native of the municipium of Reate, and served as a centurion in Pompey's army at the battle of Pharsalia, B. C. 48. (Suet. Vesp. 1.) [VESPASIANUS.]
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.