Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Anstice, Joseph
ANSTICE, JOSEPH (1808–1836), classical scholar, was born in 1808. He was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford. He took his B.A. on 3 Feb. 1831, and M.A. on 2 April 1835. In 1831 he was appointed professor of classical literature in King's College, London, a post which he resigned in 1835 from ill-health. He died on 29 Feb. 1836 at Torquay, He published:
- 'Richard Coeur de Lion' (prize poem), 1828.
- 'Introductory Lecture at King's College, London,' 1831.
- 'Selections from the Choric Poetry of the Greek Dramatic Writers, translated into English Verse,' 1832.
- 'The Influence of the Roman Conquests upon Literature and the Arts in Rome' (in Oxford English Prize Essays), 1836.
- 'The Child's Christian Year,' 1841, was partly his work.
[Gent. Mag. for May 1836, N.S., v. 552; Josiah Miller's Our Hymns, 1866, p. 877.]