（Πέρσης), an epigrammatic poet, who was included in the Garland of Meleager, but of whose time we have no further indication, is called a Theban in the title of one of his epigrams, but a Macedonian in that of another.
There are nine epigrams by him in the Greek Anthology. (Brunck, Anal. vol. ii. p. 4; Jacobs, Anth. Graec. vol. ii. p. 3, vol. xiii. p. 932.) [P.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.