2. A son of Echius, and one of the companions of Teucer at Troy. (Hornm. Il. 8.333; comp. Hdt. 5.67.) Mecisteus also occurs as a surname of Heracles. (Lycoph. 651.) [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.