plebeian. Members of this gens are first mentioned in the second Punic war, but none ever obtained the honours of the consulship: the first who held a curule office was M. Cosconius, praetor in B. C. 135. [COSCONIUS.]
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.