3. M. Sextilius, of Fregellae, assured the consuls in the second Punic war, B. C. 209, that eighteen of the Roman colonies were ready to furnish nish the state with soldiers, when twelve had refused to do so. (Liv. 27.9, 10).
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.