ANTHON, CHARLES (1797-1867), American classical scholar, was born in New York city Nov. 19 1797. After graduat ing with honours at Columbia 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 college and later full professor, becoming also head master of the grammar school attached to the college, which post he held until near the end of his life. He died at New York July 29 1867. He produced for use in colleges and schools annotated editions of many classical works, which delighted the students by the assistance they afforded and various classical handbooks.