（*Farmaki/des) i.e. sorceresses or witches, is the name by which the Thebans designated the divinities who delayed the birth of Heracles. (Paus. 9.11.2.) [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.