2. C. Persius, a contemporary of the Gracchi, had the reputation of being one of the most learned men of his time; and Lucilius therefore said that he did not wish Persius to read his works.
The speech, which the consul C. Fannius Strabo delivered against Gracchus in B. C. 122, and which was much admired by Cicero, was said by some to have been written by Persius. (Cic. de Fin. 1.3, de Orat. 2.6, Brut. 26.)
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.