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University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


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Topics: Philosophy, Ancient, Greek literature (Collections), Greek language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
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Topics: Philosophy, Ancient, Greek literature (Collections), Greek language
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Topics: Syriac literature -- History and criticism, genealogy
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by Voulliéme, Ernst, 1862-1930
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The first edition was published in 1916 as text volume to Monumenta Germaniae et Italiae typographica. Edition 2 omits the Italian printers
Topics: Incunabula, Printers, Printing, Printing
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Topics: Lamps, Pottery, Roman, Pottery -- Germany
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Topics: Human figure in art, Sculpture, Egyptian, Sculpture, Greek
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by Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Ulrich von, 1848-1931
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Topic: Pindar
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Topics: Akkadian language -- Bibliography, Assyria -- History and antiquities
"Literatur": p. 188
Topics: Cameos, Gems
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1. Teil. Allgemeine Einleitung. Vorsokratische Philosophie. 1. Hälfte. Mit Unterstützung von Franz Lortzing. Hrsg. von Wilhelm Nestle. 7. Aufl. Obraldruck der 6. Aufl. 1923.- 2. Teil, 1. Abt. Sokrates und die Sokratiker. Plato und die alte Akademie. 5. Aufl. (Obraldruck). Mit einem Anhang von Ernst Hoffmann: Der gegenwärtige Stand der Platonforschung. 1922.- 3. Teil, 1. Abt. Die nacharistotelische Philosophie, 1. Hälfte. 5. Aufl., Manuldruck der 4. Aufl. Aufl. Hrsg. von Eduard Wellmann....
Topics: Philosophy, Ancient, genealogy
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by Tegethoff, Ernst, 1890-
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Topics: Cupid (Roman deity), Psyche (Greek deity), Fairy tales, Folk literature -- Themes, motives
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by Schroeder, Otto, 1851-1937
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Topic: Pindar
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by Scharff, Alexander, 1892-1950
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Topics: Egyptian literature -- Translations into German, Egypt -- Religion, Sun worship
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Topics: Kallikles, Nikolaos, Plato
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by Domaszewski, Alfred von, 1856-1927
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Topics: Emperors -- Rome, Rome -- History Empire, 30 B.C.-284 A.D
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by Fuhrmann, Ernst, 1886-1956
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Topics: Animals, Mythology, Symbolism
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by Mauthner, Fritz, 1849-1923
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Vol. 1. Einleitung; Erstes Buch: Teufelsfurcht und Aufklärung im sogenannten Mittelalter.- Vol. 2. Zweites Buch: Entdeckung der Natur und des Menschen - Lachende Zweifler - Niederlande, England.- Vol. 3. Drittes Buch (1. bis 11. Abschnitt): Aufklärung in Frankreich und in Deutschland - Die grosze Revolution.- Vol. 4. Drittes Buch: Aufklärung - Grosze Revolution (12. bis 14. Abschnitt) Virtes Buch: Die letzten hundert Jahre - Reaktion - Materialismus - Tottlose Mystik
Topic: Atheism
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by Kekule von Stradonitz, Reinhard, 1839-1911; Schröder, Bruno, 1878-1934
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Topics: Sculpture, Greek, Sculpture, Greco-Roman
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Topics: Latin literature -- History and criticism, Inscriptions, Latin, Latin philology -- Collected works,...
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by Hausenstein, Wilhelm, 1882-1957
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Topic: Sculpture, Etruscan
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by Wägner, Wilhelm, 1800-1886; Baumgarten, Fritz, 1856-1913; Martens, Ludwig
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Topic: Greece -- Civilization
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by Munich. Glyptothek; Wolters, Paul, 1858-
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Topics: Magyars -- History, Historians, Byzantine
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by Maull, Otto, 1887-1957
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Topics: Mediterranean Sea, Greece -- Description and travel
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by Domaszewski, Alfred von, 1856-1927
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Topics: Emperors -- Rome, Rome -- History Empire, 30 B.C.-284 A.D
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Topics: Cuneiform writing, Akkadian language -- Texts
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Art
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Topics: Decree of Canopus, Rosetta stone
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by Weber, Otto, 1877-
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"Literatur": p. 17
Topics: Art, Hittite, Hittites
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by Bezold, Friedrich von, 1848-1928
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Middle Ages, Christianity and other religions, Mythology, Classical, Humanism, genealogy
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by Horneffer, Ernst August, 1871-; Herzog, Rudolf, 1871-
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Topics: Plato, Socrates
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by Kafka, Gustav, 1883-
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"Bibliographischer wegweiser": p. 177-179
Topic: Aristotle
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by Meissner, Bruno, 1868-1947
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Topic: Akkadian language
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Topics: Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831, History -- Philosophy, Cosmology
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by Blumenthal, Albrecht von, 1889-
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Topic: Archilochus
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by Premerstein, Anton, Ritter von, 1869-1935
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Sonderabdruck aus der Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte [43, Rom. Abt., 1922] p. 45-152
Topics: Caesar, Julius, Roman law, genealogy
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by Schubart, Wilhelm, 1873-
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Topic: Civilization, Egyptian
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Topic: Virgil
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by Viereck, Paul, 1865-1944
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Topics: Ostraka, genealogy
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by Birt, Theodor, 1852-1933
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by Kahrstedt, Ulrich, 1888-
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Topic: Constitutional history