4. A conjuror, who attracted great admiration by his wonderful feats of legerdemain, such as making fire burst forth spontaneously. Cratisthenes of Phlius was his disciple. (Athen. 1.19e. ; D. L. 2.59.)
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.