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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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1989 Grundy, G. B. (George Beardoe), 1861-1948
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Topics: Plataea, Battle of, Plataiai, Greece, 479 B.C, Leuctra, Battle of, Greece, 371 B.C, Plataea
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Topics: Greek poetry, Medieval, Greek language, Medieval and late
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1969 Tarn, William Woodthorpe, Sir, 1869-1957
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Reprint of the 1913 ed., with addendum: "The silver coinage of Antigonos Gonatas and Antigonos Doson [by I. L. Merker]; reprinted from the American Numismatic Society museum notes, 9" (p. 503-516)
Topic: Antigonus Gonatas, King of Macedonia, B.C. 319?-239
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1965 Hertzler, Joyce Oramel, 1895-
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Topic: Utopias
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1964 Arnim, Hans Friedrich August von, 1859-1931; Zeno, of Citium; Chrysippus, the Stoic; Cleanthes, the Stoic
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1964 Arnim, Hans Friedrich August von, 1859-1931; Zeno, of Citium; Chrysippus, the Stoic; Cleanthes, the Stoic
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1964 Arnim, Hans Friedrich August von, 1859-1931; Zeno, of Citium; Chrysippus, the Stoic; Cleanthes, the Stoic
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1964 Arnim, Hans Friedrich August von, 1859-1931; Zeno, of Citium; Chrysippus, the Stoic; Cleanthes, the Stoic
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1964 Wackernagel, Jacob, 1853-1938; Debrunner, Albert, 1884-
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Topic: Vedic language -- Grammar
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1957 Plutarch; Babbitt, Frank Cole, 1867-1935
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Index has series number 499
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1957 Plutarch; Babbitt, Frank Cole, 1867-1935
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1957 Plutarch; Babbitt, Frank Cole, 1867-1935
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1957 Plutarch; Babbitt, Frank Cole, 1867-1935
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Index has series number 499
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1957 Plutarch; Babbitt, Frank Cole, 1867-1935
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1957 Plutarch; Babbitt, Frank Cole, 1867-1935
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Index has series number 499
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1957 Plutarch; Babbitt, Frank Cole, 1867-1935
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eye 6,471
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comment 0
Index has series number 499
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1957 Plutarch; Babbitt, Frank Cole, 1867-1935
texts
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favorite 7
comment 0
Index has series number 499
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1956 Lysias; Baur, Ferdinand, tr. [and] ed
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1955 Caesar, Julius; Hirtius, Aulus; Way, A.G
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1954 Aeschylus
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Greek text
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Tr. of: Die Entdeckung des Geistes
Topics: Greek literature -- History and criticism, Civilization, Greek and Roman
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1949 Prudentius, b. 348; Thomson, Henry John
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favorite 9
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1948 Pinner, H. L
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 59-64)
Topics: Books -- History To 400, Libraries -- History To 400
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1947 Pohlenz, Max, 1872-1962
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Bibliogr.: p. 454-469
Topic: Hellenism
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Topics: Greek literature (Selections: Extracts, etc.), Greek literature, English literature, Manuscripts,...
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1942 Hetherington, William Perboyre
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Thesis, Ph.D., 1942
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1942 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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1941 Maidment, Kenneth John; Burtt, J.O
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Vol. 2 translated by J.O. Burtt
Topics: Orators, Greek, Speeches, addresses, etc., Greek
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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Topic: Agriculture -- Early works to 1800
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1941 Maidment, Kenneth John; Burtt, J.O
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Vol. 2 translated by J.O. Burtt
Topics: Orators, Greek, Speeches, addresses, etc., Greek
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1940 Manetho; Waddell, W. G. (William Gillan), 1884-1945
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One plate accompanied by leaf with descriptive letterpress
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Topics: Rome -- History, Rome -- Antiquities, Rome -- Politics and government
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1936 Demosthenes; Murray, A. T. (Augustus Taber), 1866-1940
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1936 Sidonius, C. Sollius Modestus Apollinaris; Anderson, W. B. (William Blair), 1877-1959
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1936 Demosthenes; Murray, A. T. (Augustus Taber), 1866-1940
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1936 Demosthenes; Murray, A. T. (Augustus Taber), 1866-1940
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1935 Warmington, E. H. (Eric Herbert), 1898-
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Topic: Latin language, Preclassical to ca. 100 B.C
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1935 Warmington, E. H. (Eric Herbert), 1898-
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Topic: Latin language, Preclassical to ca. 100 B.C
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1935 Aristotle; Aristotle; Rackham, H. (Harris), 1868-1944; Aristotle
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Topics: Constitution of Athens, Ethics
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1935 Plato; Shorey, Paul, 1857-1934
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Cop. 4, v. 1 is revised and reprinted 1937
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1935 Plato; Shorey, Paul, 1857-1934
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Cop. 4, v. 1 is revised and reprinted 1937
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1935 Warmington, E. H. (Eric Herbert), 1898-
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Topic: Latin language, Preclassical to ca. 100 B.C
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1935 Ammianus Marcellinus; Rolfe, John Carew, 1859-1943
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Topic: Rome -- History Empire, 284-476
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1934 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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1933 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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1933 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Rackham, H. (Harris), 1868-1944
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1933 Rose, J. Holland (John Holland), 1855-1942
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Topics: History, Ancient, Sea power, Mediterranean Sea, Rome -- History, Naval
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1932 Dio, Chrysostom; Cohoon, James Wilfred, 1879-; Crosby, Henry Lamar, 1880-
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1932 Dio, Chrysostom; Cohoon, James Wilfred, 1879-; Crosby, Henry Lamar, 1880-
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1932 Dio, Chrysostom; Cohoon, James Wilfred, 1879-; Crosby, Henry Lamar, 1880-
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1931 Tertullian, ca. 160-ca. 230; Glover, T. R. (Terrot Reaveley), 1869-1943; Minucius Felix, Marcus. Octavius; Rendall, Gerald H., b. 1851
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Latin and English on opposite pages
Topic: Apologetics
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1930 Aeschylus; Smyth, Herbert Weir, 1857-1937
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1930 Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo; Baxter, James Houston, 1894-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. xliv-lii) and index
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
1930 Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528; Wölfflin, Heinrich, 1864-1945
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1929 Theophrastus; Edmonds, J. M. (John Maxwell); Knox, A. D. (Alfred Dillwyn), 1884-1943; Herodas. Herodes, Cercidas and the Greek choliambic poets (except Callimachus and Babrius)
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Topic: Characters and characteristics
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1928 Isocrates; Norlin, George, 1871-1942; Van Hook, Larue
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1928 Statius, P. Papinius (Publius Papinius); Mozley, John Henry
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1928 Isocrates; Norlin, George, 1871-1942; Van Hook, Larue
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1928 Oppian, fl. 2nd cent; Colluthus, of Lycopolis; Tryphiodorus; Mair, A. W. (Alexander William), 1875-1928
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Topics: Zoology, Zoology
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1928 Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D; Basore, John W. (John William), b. 1870
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1926 Josephus, Flavius; Thackeray, H. St. J. (Henry St. John), 1869?-1930
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Translators vary
Topics: Jews, Jews
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1926 Josephus, Flavius; Thackeray, H. St. J. (Henry St. John), 1869?-1930
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Topics: Jews, Jews
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1926 Josephus, Flavius; Thackeray, H. St. J. (Henry St. John), 1869?-1930
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Topics: Jews, Jews
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1926 Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, ca. 260-ca. 340; Lake, Kirsopp, 1872-; Oulton, John Ernest Leonard, b. 1886; Lawlor, Hugh Jackson, 1860-1938
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Topic: Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
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1926 Josephus, Flavius; Thackeray, H. St. J. (Henry St. John), 1869?-1930
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Topics: Jews, Jews
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1926 Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, ca. 260-ca. 340; Lake, Kirsopp, 1872-; Oulton, John Ernest Leonard, b. 1886; Lawlor, Hugh Jackson, 1860-1938
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Topic: Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
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1926 Josephus, Flavius; Thackeray, H. St. J. (Henry St. John), 1869?-1930
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Topics: Jews, Jews
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1926 Josephus, Flavius; Thackeray, H. St. J. (Henry St. John), 1869?-1930
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Topics: Jews, Jews
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1926 Josephus, Flavius; Thackeray, H. St. J. (Henry St. John), 1869?-1930
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Topics: Jews, Jews