a veterinary surgeon at Rome in the first century B. C., is said by Valerius Maximus (9.15. 1) to have passed himself off as the grandson of C. Marius, and thus to have raised himself to some degree of consequence. [W.A.G]
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.