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Sorano. See Valverio Sorano, Quinto

Fishburn and Hughes: A linguist and classical scholar, described by Cicero as 'litteratissimus omnium togatorum' ('the most educated of all the Romans'). He was murdered at Pompey's instigation in 82 BC. The information that Soranus 'divulged the hidden name of Rome' is given by Pliny (3.65) who recounts that it was held a sin to reveal the 'other name' of Rome 'religiously kept for the weal of the state'; Soranus 'soon paid the penalty', though it is not made clear what. Three Versions of Judas