2. D. Junius Silanus, was commissioned by the senate about B. C. 146, in consequence of his knowledge of the Punic language, to translate into Latin the twenty-eight books of Mago on Agriculture. (Plin. Nat. 18.3. s. 5.)
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.