1. C. Persius, an officer in the Roman army in the second Punic war, distinguished himself in a sally from the citadel of Tarentum, B. C. 210. (Liv. 26.39.)
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.