The author proposes a new textual reconstruction of the Festus' passage (pp. 502 and 508 L.) concerning the "vici". The first lacunose sentence is easy enough to complete. The second sentence, in the present form, is intimately inconsistent. Perhaps Festus made a distinction between (Italic) areas with "vici" (i.e. nucleated settlements), and (Roman) areas with "pagi" (characterized mainly by "villae", i.e. isolated houses).