a surname of Apollo, derived from Actium, one of the principal places of his worship. (Ov. Met. 13.715; Strab. x. p.451; compare Burmann, ad Propert. p. 434.) [L.S]
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.