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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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Oct 31, 2019 Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Bury, J. B. (John Bagnell), 1861-1927
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Oct 31, 2019 Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Bury, J. B. (John Bagnell), 1861-1927
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Oct 31, 2019 Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Bury, J. B. (John Bagnell), 1861-1927
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Oct 31, 2019 Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Bury, J. B. (John Bagnell), 1861-1927
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Topics: Rome -- History Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D, Byzantine Empire -- History
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Oct 31, 2019 Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Bury, J. B. (John Bagnell), 1861-1927
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Apr 1, 2019 Euripides; Walker, Richard Johnson, 1868-
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Jul 2, 2018 Moulton, James Hope, 1863-1917; Milligan, George, 1860-1934
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Topic: Greek language, Biblical -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
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May 11, 2018 Lucretius Carus, Titus; Watson, J. S. (John Selby), 1804-1884; Good, John Mason, 1764-1827
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Mar 16, 2018 Lindsay, William Schaw
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Topics: Commerce, Ships and shipping, Merchant marine
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Mar 16, 2018 Lindsay, William Schaw
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Topics: Commerce, Ships and shipping, Merchant marine
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Mar 16, 2018 Lindsay, William Schaw
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Topics: Commerce, Ships and shipping, Merchant marine
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Mar 16, 2018 Lindsay, William Schaw
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Topics: Commerce, Ships and shipping, Merchant marine
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Jan 16, 2018 Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Clark, Albert Curtis, 1859-1937; Peterson, William, 1856-1921
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Topic: Greek language, Biblical
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Nov 12, 2017 Thieme, Carl August, 1721-1795; Sturz, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1762-1832
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Topic: Xenophon
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Nov 2, 2017 Clement, of Alexandria, Saint, ca. 150-ca. 215; Dindorf, Wilhelm, 1802-1883
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Greek text with Latin notes
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Nov 2, 2017 Clement, of Alexandria, Saint, ca. 150-ca. 215; Stählin, Otto, 1868-
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1. Bd. Protrepticus und Paedagogus. 1905.--2. Bd. Stromata, Buch I-VI. 1906.--3. Bd. Stromata, Buch VII-VIII. Excerpta ex Theodoto. Eclogae propheticae. Quis dives salvetur. Fragmente. 1909.--4. Bd. Register. 1936
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Topic: Theology -- Collected works Early church
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Nov 1, 2017 Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, ca. 260-ca. 340
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Includes bibliographical references
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Topics: Constantine I, Emperor of Rome, d. 337, Christian literature, Early -- Greek authors
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Aug 22, 2017 Dähnhardt, Oskar, 1870-1915; Armhaus, V
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Topics: Bible, Tales, Nature (in religion, folk-lore, etc.)
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Aug 3, 2017 Hederich, Benjamin, 1675-1748; Patrick, Samuel, 1684-1748; Ernesti, Johann August, 1707-1781; Morell, Thomas, 1703-1784; Larcher, Pierre Henri, 1726-1812
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Topic: Greek language
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Jul 25, 2017 Rous, Francis, 1579-1659
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Topic: Greece -- Antiquities
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Jun 13, 2017 Libanius
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Jun 12, 2017 Plato; Shorey, Paul, 1857-1934
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Cop. 4, v. 1 is revised and reprinted 1937
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Jun 3, 2017 Newell, Edward Theodore, 1886-1941
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Topics: Numismatics, Coins, Greek
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Dec 28, 2016 Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Ulrich von, 1848-1931
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Topic: Greek poetry -- History and criticism
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Dec 15, 2016 Orelli, Johann Conrad von, 1770-1826; Amphilochius, Saint, Bishop of Iconium, fl. 373-394; Anacharsis; Antisthenes; Archytas; Aristippus, 435?-356? B.C; Bion, Borysthenites; Callicratidas; Crates, Thebanus; Democrates; Democritus, ca. 460-ca. 370 B.C; Demonax; Demophilus; Diogenes, Sinopensis; Eusebius, Myndius; Isocrates; Nilus Asceta; Porphyry, ca. 234-ca. 305; Secundus Atheniensis; Theages
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Topics: Proverbs, Greek literature
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Sep 22, 2016 Aristotle; Ross, George Robert Thomson
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Jul 14, 2016 Aristotle; Hicks, Robert Drew, 1850-1929; Susemihl, Franz, 1826-1901
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Jul 3, 2016 Euripides; Murray, Gilbert, 1866-1957
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Hippolytus: 3rd ed. 1904
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Jun 27, 2016 Fick, August
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Vol. 1. Wortschatz der Grundsprache, der arischen und der westeuropäischer Spracheinheit, von August Fick.- Vol. 2. Wortschatz der keltischen Spracheinheit, von Whitley Stokes und Adalbert Bezzenberger.- Vol. 3. Wortschatz der germanischen Spracheinheit unter Mitwirkung von Hjalmar Falk; gänzlich umgearbeitet von Alf Torp
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Topic: Indo-European languages
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Jun 21, 2016 Niebuhr, Barthold Georg, 1776-1831; Buchheim, Emma Sophia
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Biographical notice.- Die Fahrt der Argonauten.- Geschichten vom Herkules.- Die Herakliden.- Notes.- Vocabulary
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Topics: German language, Mythology, Classical
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Jan 15, 2016 Traube, Ludwig, 1861-1907
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Memorial preface "Seinen Schülern!" signed Margherita Traube Mengarini
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Topic: Abbreviations
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Apr 27, 2015 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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Mar 24, 2015 Cassius Dio Cocceianus; Boissevain, Ursul Philip, 1855-1930
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Oct 18, 2014 Warren, Edward Prioleau, 1856-; Regling, Kurt Ludwig, 1876-
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Volume numbering supplied by this library
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Topics: Coins, Greek, Numismatics
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May 19, 2014 Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo; Dombart, Bernhard, 1832-1907
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Apr 16, 2014 Publilius, Syrus, 1st cent. B.C; Bickford-Smith, Roandeu Albert Henry, 1859-
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Jan 24, 2014 Pliny, the Younger; Melmoth, William, 1710?-1799
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Nov 30, 2013 Aristotle; Kenyon, Frederic G. (Frederic George), Sir, 1863-1952; British Museum. Dept. of Manuscripts
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Topic: Constitution of Athens
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Jul 27, 2013 Basil, Saint, Bishop of Caesarea, ca. 329-379; Deferrari, Roy J. (Roy Joseph), 1890-1969
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Jul 2, 2013 Cordier, Henri, 1849-1925
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Topic: Maspero, G. (Gaston), 1846-1916
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Mar 12, 2013 Harnack, Adolf von, 1851-1930; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin
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v. 1. Legenden als Geschichts-Quellen - Socrates und die alte Kirche - Augustine Konfessionen - Das Mönchtum, seine Ideale und seine Geschichte - Martin Luther in seiner Bedeutung für die Geschichte der Wissenschaft und der Bildung - Philipp Melanchthon - August Neander. - Das aopstolische Glaubenskekenntnis - Antwort auf die Streitschrift D. Cremers: Zum Kampf um das Apostolikim - Als die Zeit erfüllt war, der Heiland - Uber die jüngsten Entdeckungen auf dem Gebiete der ältesten...
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Topics: Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo, Luther, Martin, 1483-1546, Melanchthon, Philipp, 1497-1560,...
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Mar 3, 2013 Gesenius, Wilhelm, 1786-1842
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Topic: Hebrew language -- History
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Nov 28, 2012 Ueberweg, Friedrich, 1826-1871
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Topics: Philosophy -- History, Philosophy -- Bio-bibliography
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Nov 28, 2012 Ueberweg, Friedrich, 1826-1871
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Topics: Philosophy -- History, Philosophy -- Bio-bibliography
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Nov 12, 2012 Manetho; Waddell, W. G. (William Gillan), 1884-1945
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One plate accompanied by leaf with descriptive letterpress
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Oct 23, 2012 Pokorny, Julius, 1887-
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Topic: Indo-European languages -- Etymology Dictionaries
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Oct 23, 2012 Pokorny, Julius, 1887-
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Topic: Indo-European languages -- Etymology Dictionaries
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Oct 23, 2012 Pokorny, Julius, 1887-
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Topic: Indo-European languages -- Etymology Dictionaries
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Oct 8, 2012 Naville, Edouard, 1844-1926
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Vol. 1. - Text und Vignetten. Vol. 2. - Varianten. Vol. 3. - Einleitung
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Topic: Egyptian language
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Oct 4, 2012 Hadley, James, 1821-1872
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The Ionian migration; The root prach in the Greek language; The Greek genitive as an ablative case; On Bekker's Digammated text of Homer; On ancient Greek rhythm and metre; On the nature and theory of the Greek accent; On the Byzantine Greek pronunciation of the tenth century, as illustrated by a manuscript in the Bodleian Library; Ross on Italicans and Greeks; On Indo-European aspirate mute; On the formation of Indo-European futures; On passive formations; Remarks on the uses of the Latin...
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Topics: Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892, Greek language -- Accents and accentuation, Greek...
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Sep 16, 2012 Dessau, Hermann, 1856-1931
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Topic: Inscriptions, Latin
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Jul 22, 2012 Frazer, James George, Sir, 1854-1941
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Topics: Mythology, Religion, Magic, Superstition
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Apr 18, 2012 Gruppe, Otto, 1851-
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Topics: Mythology, Greek, Cultus, Greek
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Feb 5, 2012 Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Bury, J. B. (John Bagnell), 1861-1927
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Topic: Fathers of the Church
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Nov 28, 2011 Liddell, Henry George, 1811-1898; Scott, Robert, 1811-1887
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Topics: English language -- Dictionaries Greek, Greek language -- Dictionaries English
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Nov 21, 2011 Schiaffini, Alfredo, 1895-; Paratore, Ettore
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Topics: Classical philology, Civilization, Ancient, Italian literature -- To 1400
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Oct 27, 2011 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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Oct 19, 2011 Thulin, Carl
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Vol. 1 pt. 1. Opuscula agrimensorum veterum
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Topic: Latin prose -- Collections
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Sep 10, 2011 Origen; Robinson, J. Armitage (Joseph Armitage), 1858-1933
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Sep 7, 2011 Diels, Hermann, 1848-1922
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Topics: Philosophy, Ancient, Greek literature (Collections), Greek language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
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Jun 30, 2011 Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin; Imhoof-Blumer, Friedrich, 1838-1920; Pick, Behrendt, 1861-; Regling, Kurt Ludwig, 1876-; Münzer, Friedrich, 1868-; Strack, Max Lebrecht, 1867-1914; Gaebler, Hugo, 1868-
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Topic: Coins, Greek
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Jun 30, 2011 Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin; Imhoof-Blumer, Friedrich, 1838-1920; Fritze, Hans von, 1869-1919
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Topics: Coins, Greek, Numismatics
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Jun 16, 2011 Lucretius Carus, Titus; Bailey, Cyril, 1871-1957
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Jun 16, 2011 Lucretius Carus, Titus; Bailey, Cyril, 1871-1957
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May 4, 2011 Lucretius Carus, Titus; Munro, Hugh Andrew Johnstone, 1819-1885
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May 4, 2011 Lucretius Carus, Titus; Munro, Hugh Andrew Johnstone, 1819-1885
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May 4, 2011 Lucretius Carus, Titus; Munro, Hugh Andrew Johnstone, 1819-1885
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Mar 30, 2011 Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften
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Continuation of its Gelehrte Anzeigen
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Sep 17, 2010 Hoops, Johannes, 1865-
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Topic: Germany -- Antiquities
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Sep 8, 2010 Pliny, the Younger; Melmoth, William, 1710?-1799
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