Dear Classics Buff,
Anthon (CC’1815, LLD’1831) was a major American figure in the field of classics during the 19th century although his reputation has since receded into history. The current Anthon Professor of the Latin Language and Literature is James E.G. Zetzel, an expert in Latin literature of the first century BC.
Anthon was a prolific scholar, publishing textbooks for all levels ranging from grammar school students to professors. In addition to his fulltime teaching at Columbia, he also ran Columbia Grammar School.