a centurion in Caesar's army at the battle of Dyrrhachium, distinguished himself by his extraordinary feats of valour in that engagement.
He maintained possession of the post with which he was intrusted, although he lost an eye, was pierced through both his shoulder and thigh, and his shield was transfixed in a hundred and twenty places (Caes. Civ. 3.53
; Suet. Caes. 68 ; Flor. 4.2.40
; V. Max. 3.2.23
, who calls him M. Cassius Scaeva; Appian, B. C. ii. (60, whose account is inaccurate, and must be corrected from the preceding authorities). Scaeva survived his wounds, and is mentioned by Cicero as one of the partisans of Caesar, just before and after the death of the latter. (Cic. Att. 13.23