3. L. Petillius, a scriba, in whose land at the foot of the Janiculus, the books of Niuma were said to have been found in B. C. 181.
The books were subsequently taken to the city-praetor Petillius Spurinus. (Liv. 40.29.) [NUMA, p. 1213a.]
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.