a senator, put to death without trial by the emperor Severus, A. D. 196-7, after his victory over Albinus. (Spartian. Severus,
13; comp. D. C. 75.8
; Herodian. iii. p. 115.)
An historian of this name is mentioned by Lactantius (Instit.
1.21), in speaking of the human sacrifices practised at Carthage. Lactantius calls the history of Festus Satu
ra, i. e. a miscellany.