Joseph Anstice

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Joseph Anstice (1808–1836) was an English classical scholar, and for four years professor of classical literature in King's College London.


Anstice was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford, taking his BA on 3 February 1831, and M.A. on 2 April 1835. In 1831 he was appointed professor of classical literature in King's College, London,[1] a post which he resigned in 1835 from ill-health. He died on 29 February 1836 at Torquay.[2]


He published:[2]

  1. Richard Cœur de Lion’ (prize poem), 1828.
  2. Introductory Lecture at King's College, London, 1831.
  3. Selections from the Choric Poetry of the Greek Dramatic Writers, translated into English Verse, 1832.
  4. The Influence of the Roman Conquests upon Literature and the Arts in Rome (in Oxford English Prize Essays), 1836.
  5. The Child's Christian Year, 1841, was partly his work.


  1. ^ King's College London (1850). The Calendar of King's College, London. John W. Parker. p. 40. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b Gordon, Alexander (1885). "Anstice, Joseph (1808–1836), classical scholar". Dictionary of National Biography Vol. I. Smith, Elder & Co. Retrieved 21 June 2010. The first edition of this text is available at Wikisource: "Anstice, Joseph" . Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.

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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainStephen, Leslie, ed. (1885). "Anstice, Joseph". Dictionary of National Biography. 2. London: Smith, Elder & Co.