2. VARUS, a friend and patron of Virgil, to whom he dedicated his sixth eclogue, and whom he mentions in the ninth (9.27).
He is perhaps the same as Q. Atius Varus, one of Caesar's officers. [VARUS, ATIUS, No. 2.]
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.