2. M. Pontidius, of Arpinum, was an orator of some distinction, speaking with fluency, and acute in the management of a case, but vehement and passionate (Cic. Brut. 70, comp. de Orat. 2.68.)
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.