ANTHON, CHARLES (1797-1867), American classical scholar,
was born in New York city on the 19th of November 1797.
After graduating with honours at Columbiacollege31855-h.htm'>college in 1815, he
began the study of law, and in 1819 was admitted to the bar,
but never practised. In 1820 he was appointed assistant professor
of Greek and Latin in his old college31855-h.htm'>college, full professor ten
years later, and at the same time headmaster of the grammar
school attached to the college31855-h.htm'>college, which post he held until 1864.
He died at New York on the 29th of July 1867. He produced
for use in college31855-h.htm'>colleges and schools a large number of classical works,
which enjoyed great popularity, although his editions of classical
authors were by no means in favour with schoolmasters, owing to
the large amount of assistance, especially translations, contained
in the notes.
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