2. Festus, i, m., a Roman surname.
- I. Sex. Pompeius Festus, a Roman grammarian of the fourth century A. D., author of a lexicographical work, De verborum significatione, in twenty books, of which only the last nine, in a very imperfect form, remain to us; with an abstract of the whole compiled by Paulus Diaconus in the eighth century. (Edited by Ottfr. Müller.)
- II. Portius Festus, Governor of the Roman Province of Judea, Vulg. Acts, 25, 32 al.