The Times/1896/Obituary/Hubert Ashton Holden

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The Rev. Hubert Ashton Holden, LL.D., Litt.D., died on the 1st inst., at 20, Redcliffe-square, in his 75th year. He was a member of an ancient Staffordshire family and was born in 1822. He was educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham, and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was Bell University Scholar in 1842. He graduated B.A. in 1845, being Senior Classic, and junior optime in the mathematical tripos. Mr. Holden was elected to a Fellowship, at Trinity in 1847 which he held till the year 1854, being assistant tutor of the college from 1848 to 1858. He was ordained deacon in 1848, when he tool his Master's degree, but he did not take the priest's order till 1859. In 1851 he was an examiner in the Moral Sciences Tripos at Cambridge, and in 1852 in the Classical Tripos. From 1853 to 1858 he was Vice-Principal of Cheltenham College, and from 1858 to 1883 head master of Queen Elizabeth's School, Ipswich. He examined for the India Civil Service in 1856 and again in 1890, and he was classical examiner in the University of London from 1869 to 1874, and an examiner in Greek at the same University from 1886 yo 1890. In 1890 Mr. Holden was appointed by the Crown a Fellow of London University. He was a governor of St. Olave's Grammar School, Southward, from 1890 to 1892. He took the degree of LL.D. at Cambridge in 1863, and in 1892 Dublin University conferred on him the degree of Litt.D. He was appointed a Governor and Almoner of Christ's Hospital in 1891, and a governor of St. Paul's School in the following year. In 1893 he became a vice-president of the Hellenic Society. Dr. Holden was an excellent classical scholar. he is perhaps most widely known for his "Foliorum Silvula," 1852, a collection of English poetry and prose for translation into Greek and Latin. This quickly reached a second edition in two parts, and a third edition in three parts. The first part went into a 12 edition in 1891. He also published "Folia Silvalæ," translationss of passages contained in "Foliorum Silvula," and "Folorum Centuriæ," 1852 (11th edition, 1889). He edited the comedies of Aristophanes in 1848, and published two volumes of an onomasticon to Aristophanes. He also edited Plutarch's "Life of Themistocles," Plutarch's "Life of Pericles," Xenophon's "Hieron," Xenophon's "Œconomicus," and Cicero's speech "Pro Sestio." For the Syndics of the Cambridge University Press he edited "Minucii Felicis Octavius," 1853; "Cæsar Morgan on the Trinity of Plato," 1853; Cicero, "De Officiis," 1854; Cicero, "Pro Plancio," 1881; Xenophon's "Cyropædia," 1887-90; Thacdides, Book VII., 1891; and the following among Plutarch's lives:—The Gracchi, 1885; Sulla, 1886; Demosthenes. 1892; Nicias, 1887, and Timoleon, 1889

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