lar for the plural, and in the reference of the word illius to the former of the two names, Mucius and Volusius, which are connected merely by collocation. Hence the conjectural reading of Baldninus adopted by Bertrandus (de Vitis Jurisp. 2, 19), viz. " Fuit Cascellius Mucii et Volcatii auditor," has gained the approbation of many critics.
Cascellius was a man of stern republican principies : of Caesar's proceedings he spoke with the utmost freedom. Neither hope nor fear could induce him, B. C. 41, to compose legal forms for the donations of the triumvirs, the fruits of their proscriptions, which he looked upon as wholly irregular and illegal. His independence and liberty of speech he ascribed to two things, which most men regarded as misfortunes, old age and childlessness.
In offices of honour, he never advanced beyond the first step, the quaestorship. though he survived to the reign of Augustus, who offered him the consulship, which he declined. (V. Max. 6.2.12, Dig. l.c.）