commander of the city guards in the reign of Caracalla, was either put to death or treated with great indignity by Macrinus, A. D. 217. (D. C. 78.4, 7, 15; Herodian. 4.12.)
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.