was elected emperor with Balbinus, in A. D. 238 when the senate received intelligence of the death of the two Gordians in Africa. For particulars, see BALBINUS.
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.