an actor whom L. Cornelius Balbus, when at Gades, raised to the rank of an eques, by presenting him with a gold ring, and introducing him to the seats in the theatre, which were reserved for the equites. (Cic. Fam. 10.32.) [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.