1. An officer who was sent out by Ptolemy Philadelphus, king of Egypt, on an expedition to explore the western coasts of the Red Sea, where he founded the city of Philotera. (Strab. xvii. p.769.)
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.