plebeian. The Septimii are not mentioned till towards the close of the republic, and none of them obtained any celebrity till the imperial period, when they were raised to importance by Septimus Severus being elevated to the empire.
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.