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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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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Rackham, H. (Harris), 1868-1944; Sutton, E. W. (Edward William), b. 1871
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Topics: Oratory, Rhetoric, Ancient
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by Vitruvius Pollio; Morgan, Morris Hicky, 1859-1910
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Topic: Architecture
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Topics: Quotations, Latin, Quotations, Greek
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by Manetho; Waddell, W. G. (William Gillan), 1884-1945
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One plate accompanied by leaf with descriptive letterpress
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by Liddell, Henry George, 1811-1898; Scott, Robert, 1811-1887
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favorite 19
comment 1
18 26 35 36
( 1 reviews )
Topics: English language -- Dictionaries Greek, Greek language -- Dictionaries English
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Rackham, H. (Harris), 1868-1944
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by Bedale, C. L. (Charles Lees), 1879-1919; John Rylands Library
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Topic: Sumerian language -- Texts and translations
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by Ausonius, Decimus Magnus; Evelyn-White, Hugh G. (Hugh Gerard), d. 1924
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by Prudentius, b. 348; Thomson, Henry John
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by Monro, Charles Henry, 1835-1908; Buckland, W. W. (William Warwick), 1859-1946; Justinian I, Emperor of the East, 483?-565
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Topic: Roman law
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by Pliny, the Younger; Melmoth, William, 1710?-1799
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comment 2
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Winstedt, Eric Otto
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Topic: Atticus, Titus Pomponius
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by Meyer-Lübke, Wilhelm, 1861-1936
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favorite 12
comment 0
"Literaturnachweise": p. [xiii]-xix
Topic: Romance languages -- Etymology Dictionaries
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Pliny, the Younger; Melmoth, William, 1710?-1799
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favorite 5
comment 1
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( 1 reviews )
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by Rapson, Edward James, 1861-1937
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Topic: India -- History
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by Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D; Basore, John W. (John William), b. 1870
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by Sidonius, C. Sollius Modestus Apollinaris; Anderson, W. B. (William Blair), 1877-1959
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Miller, Walter, 1864-1949
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favorite 5
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Vol. 1 is a photocopy ed. bound in 3 parts
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Indo-European languages -- Etymology Dictionaries
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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favorite 8
comment 1
Vol. 1 is a photocopy ed. bound in 3 parts
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Indo-European languages -- Etymology Dictionaries
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favorite 10
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Topics: Greek poetry -- Translations into English, English poetry -- Translations from Greek
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by Dessau, Hermann, 1856-1931
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Topic: Inscriptions, Latin
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by Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D; Miller, Frank Justus
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by Ausonius, Decimus Magnus; Evelyn-White, Hugh G. (Hugh Gerard), d. 1924
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by Ammianus Marcellinus; Rolfe, John Carew, 1859-1943
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Topic: Rome -- History Empire, 284-476
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by Jerome, Saint, d. 419 or 20; Wright, F. A. (Frederick Adam), 1869-1946
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Includes bibliographical references (p. xiv-xvi) and index
Topics: Jerome, Saint, d. 419 or 20, Christian saints, Christian literature, Early, Theology
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Winstedt, Eric Otto
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Vol. 2
Topic: Atticus, Titus Pomponius
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by Procopius; Dewing, H. B. (Henry Bronson), b. 1882
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by Heraclitus, of Ephesus; Patrick, George Thomas White, 1857-; Bywater, Ingram, 1840-1914
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by Dessau, Hermann, 1856-1931
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Topic: Inscriptions, Latin
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by Warmington, E. H. (Eric Herbert), 1898-
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Topic: Latin language, Preclassical to ca. 100 B.C
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by Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D; Sacerdoti, Nedda
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by Plautus, Titus Maccius; Nixon, Paul, 1882-
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Index has series number 499
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by Schoff, Wilfred Harvey, 1874-1932; Arrian
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"Bibliography of the Periplus": p. 17-21
Topics: Geography, Ancient, Classical geography, Commerce -- History, Indian Ocean
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by Duff, J. Wight (John Wight), 1866-1944; Duff, A. M. (Arnold Mackay), 1900-
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Topics: Latin poetry (Collections), Latin poetry -- Translations into English, English poetry --...
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Topic: Greece -- History Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C
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by Menander, of Athens; Allinson, Francis Greenleaf, 1856-1931
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by Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D; Frye, Northrop; Miller, Frank Justus
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Victoria University Library has Northrop Frye's copy with his annotations
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by Warmington, E. H. (Eric Herbert), 1898-
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Topic: Latin language, Preclassical to ca. 100 B.C
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Topic: Greek language
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by Moulton, James Hope, 1863-1917; Milligan, George, 1860-1934
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favorite 12
comment 1
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Topic: Greek language, Biblical -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
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favorite 7
comment 1
Vol. 1 is a photocopy ed. bound in 3 parts
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Indo-European languages -- Etymology Dictionaries
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by Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D; Sacerdoti, Nedda
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eye 13,006
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by Lindsay, W. M. (Wallace Martin), 1858-1937; Goetz, Georg, 1849-1932; Loewe, Gustav, 1852-1883; Gundermann, Gotthold, 1856-1921; Heraeus, W. (Wilhelm), 1862-1938; Wessner, Paul, 1870-1933; Sächsische Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig
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Each volume has also special t.-p
Topics: Latin language, Greek language, English language
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by Pausânias (Pseudonym); Frazer, James George, Sir, 1854-1941
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Topics: Greece -- Antiquities, Greece -- Description and travel
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by Dessau, Hermann, 1856-1931
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Topic: Inscriptions, Latin
v. 1. Apocrypha.--v. 2. Pseudepigrapha
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Topics: Bible, Apocryphal books (Old Testament)
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by Tertullian, ca. 160-ca. 230; Glover, T. R. (Terrot Reaveley), 1869-1943; Minucius Felix, Marcus. Octavius; Rendall, Gerald H., b. 1851
texts
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Latin and English on opposite pages
Topic: Apologetics
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by Diogenes Laertius; Hicks, Robert Drew, 1850-1929
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Includes indexes
Topics: Philosophers, Ancient, Philosophy, Ancient
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by Riddle, Joseph Esmond, 1804-1859; Arnold, Thomas Kerchever, 1800-1853; Anthon, Charles, 1797-1867
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Topic: Latin language -- Dictionaries
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by Nepos, Cornelius; Cortese, Giacomo, 1859-
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by Petronius Arbiter; Heseltine, Michael; Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D. Apocolocyntosis. 1913; Rouse, W. H. D. (William Henry Denham), 1863-1950
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"First printed, 1913."
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by Warmington, E. H. (Eric Herbert), 1898-
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Topic: Latin language, Preclassical to ca. 100 B.C
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by Rabat, Morocco. Institut des hautes études marocaines
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Some issues include Bibliographie marocaine; 1930 (t. 11) has Bibliographie du Sahara occidental
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by Riese, Alexander, 1840-1922; Deutsches Archäologisches Institut. Römisch-Germanische Kommission
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Topics: Inscriptions, Latin, Rhine
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by Grenfell, Bernard P. (Bernard Pyne), 1869-1926; Hunt, Arthur S. (Arthur Surridge), 1871-1934
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Topic: Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri)
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Topics: Greek poetry -- Translations into English, English poetry -- Translations from Greek
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by Plato; Shorey, Paul, 1857-1934
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Cop. 4, v. 1 is revised and reprinted 1937
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by British School of Archaeology in Egypt; Egyptian Research Account; Petrie, W. M. Flinders (William Matthew Flinders), Sir, 1853-1942
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Issues also designated as part 1-4 within each year
Topic: Egypt -- Antiquities Periodicals
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by Arnim, Hans Friedrich August von, 1859-1931; Zeno, of Citium; Chrysippus, the Stoic; Cleanthes, the Stoic
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by Jacobus, de Voragine, ca. 1229-1298; Grässe, Johann Georg Theodor, 1814-1885
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Topic: Saints -- Legends
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by Ahikar (Folktale); Cowley, A. E. (Arthur Ernest), 1861-1931; Darius I, King of Persia, 548-485 B.C
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Topics: Manuscripts, Aramaic (Papyri), Names, Aramaic, Jews -- History To 70 A.D, Aramaic language --...
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by Plato; Shorey, Paul, 1857-1934
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Cop. 4, v. 1 is revised and reprinted 1937
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by Krueger, Paul, 1840-1926; Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903; Schoell, Rudolf, 1844-1893; Kroll, Wilhelm, 1869-1939
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Vol. 1. Institutiones, P. Krueger; Digesta, T. Mommsen.- Vol. 2. Codex, P. Krueger.- Vol. 3. Novellae, R. Schoell et G. Kroll
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Topic: Roman law
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Imprint varies
Topics: Inscriptions, Latin, Inscriptions, Greek
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by Dottin, Georges, 1863-1928
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Gaulish language, Gaulish language -- Grammar, Gaulish language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
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by Dessau, Hermann, 1856-1931
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Topic: Inscriptions, Latin