a Roman poet, and a contemporary of Ovid and Propertius, wrote an heroic poem on the Theban war, and hence is compared to Homer by Propertius (Ovid, Ov. Tr. 4.10. 47 ; Propert. 1.7, 1.9. 26.)
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.