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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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1252 Körting, Gustav Carl Otto, 1845-1913
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Topics: Romance languages -- Etymology Dictionaries, Latin language -- Dictionaries, Latin language, Vulgar...
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Topics: Romance languages -- Etymology Dictionaries, Latin language -- Dictionaries, Latin language, Vulgar...
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Topic: Greece -- Antiquities
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1664 Müller, Guido, 1866-
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Topics: Athanasius, Saint, Patriarch of Alexandria, d. 373, Greek language, Hellenistic (300 B.C.-600 A.D.)
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"Spicilegium"
Topics: Herodotus, Herodotus
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Topics: Money, Numismatics
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Topics: Classical antiquities, Seals
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1707 Garofalo, Biagio, 1677-1762
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Topics: Greek poetry -- History and criticism, Hebrew poetry -- History and criticism
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Topics: Bible, Classical antiquities, Christian antiquities
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Topic: Bracciolini, Poggio, 1380-1459
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Topic: Bracciolini, Poggio, 1380-1459
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Topics: Rome -- Social life and customs, Rome -- Civilization
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1728 Virgil; Pitt, Christopher, 1699-1748
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Topics: Greek poetry (Collections), Women poets, Greek poetry
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Topic: Fabricius, Johann Albert, 1668-1736
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1743 Petronius Arbiter; Heinsius, Nicolaas, 1620-1681; Goes, Willem, 1611-1686; Dupeyrat, Guillaume, 1563-1645; Bourdelot, Jean, d. 1638; Reinesius, Thomas, 1587-1667; Does, Johan van der, 1545-1604; González de Salas, Jusepe Antonio, 1588-1651; Burman, Pieter, 1668-1741; Reiske, Johann Jacob, 1716-1774; Burman, Caspar, 1695-1755
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Re-edited by J.J. Reiske; revised, with a preface, by C. Burman
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1745 Aristotle; Goulston, Theodore, ca. 1575-1632
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Topics: Tacitus, Cornelius, Livy
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Topic: Latin poetry (Collections)
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Topics: Latin language, Latin language
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1756 Homer; Dacier, Madame (Anne), d. 1720
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1758 Bar Hebraeus, 1226-1286
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Topic: Bible
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1759 Terence; Dacier, Madame (Anne), d. 1720; Tholosan, François Jacques
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1760 Fawkes, Francis, 1720-1777, tr
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Topics: Greek poetry -- Translations into English, English poetry -- Translations from Greek
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1760 Tacitus, Cornelius; Davanzati, Bernardo, 1529-1606
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1760 Francklin, Thomas, 1721-1784
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1761 Callimachus; Ernesti, Johann August, 1707-1781; Hemsterhuis, Tiberius, 1685-1766; Ruhnkenius, David, 1723-1798; Spanheim, Ezechiel, Freiherr von, 1629-1710
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1761 Callimachus; Ernesti, Johann August, 1707-1781; Hemsterhuis, Tiberius, 1685-1766; Ruhnkenius, David, 1723-1798; Spanheim, Ezechiel, Freiherr von, 1629-1710
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Topics: Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Greek drama (Tragedy)
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Topic: Characters and characteristics
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1763 Polybius; Gronovius, Jacobus, 1645-1716; Aeneas, Tacticus, 4th cent. B.C; Casaubon, Isaac, 1559-1614; Ernesti, Johann August, 1707-1781
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Greek title precedes Latin title
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1763 Polybius; Gronovius, Jacobus, 1645-1716; Aeneas, Tacticus, 4th cent. B.C; Casaubon, Isaac, 1559-1614; Ernesti, Johann August, 1707-1781
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1763 Polybius; Gronovius, Jacobus, 1645-1716; Aeneas, Tacticus, 4th cent. B.C; Casaubon, Isaac, 1559-1614; Ernesti, Johann August, 1707-1781
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Topics: Phocion, d. 318 B.C, Political ethics, genealogy
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1766 Theognis; Phocylides, fl. 544-541 B.C. Carmen admonitorium; Pythagoras. Carmen aureum; Bandini, Angelo Maria, 1726-1803
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Topics: Greek language, Latin language
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1768 Terence; Colman, George, 1732-1794
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Pagination: v. 1: lxxxiii, [1], viii, 332 p., [5] leaves of folded plates; v. 2: 394, [2] p., [3] leaves of folded plates
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1770 Reiske, Johann Jakob, 1716-1774; Aeschines; Alcidamas, 4th cent. B.C; Antiphon; Antisthenes; Herodes Atticus; Demosthenes; Gorgias; Isaeus, ca. 420-ca. 350 B.C; Lesbonax (Sophistes); Lysias
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Topic: Greek literature
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1770 Reiske, Johann Jakob, 1716-1774; Aeschines; Alcidamas, 4th cent. B.C; Antiphon; Antisthenes; Herodes Atticus; Demosthenes; Gorgias; Isaeus, ca. 420-ca. 350 B.C; Lesbonax (Sophistes); Lysias
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Topic: Greek literature
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1770 Reiske, Johann Jakob, 1716-1774; Aeschines; Alcidamas, 4th cent. B.C; Antiphon; Antisthenes; Herodes Atticus; Demosthenes; Gorgias; Isaeus, ca. 420-ca. 350 B.C; Lesbonax (Sophistes); Lysias
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Topic: Greek literature
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1770 Reiske, Johann Jakob, 1716-1774; Aeschines; Alcidamas, 4th cent. B.C; Antiphon; Antisthenes; Herodes Atticus; Demosthenes; Gorgias; Isaeus, ca. 420-ca. 350 B.C; Lesbonax (Sophistes); Lysias
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Topic: Greek literature
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1770 Reiske, Johann Jakob, 1716-1774; Aeschines; Alcidamas, 4th cent. B.C; Antiphon; Antisthenes; Herodes Atticus; Demosthenes; Gorgias; Isaeus, ca. 420-ca. 350 B.C; Lesbonax (Sophistes); Lysias
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Topic: Greek literature
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1770 Reiske, Johann Jakob, 1716-1774; Aeschines; Alcidamas, 4th cent. B.C; Antiphon; Antisthenes; Herodes Atticus; Demosthenes; Gorgias; Isaeus, ca. 420-ca. 350 B.C; Lesbonax (Sophistes); Lysias
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Topic: Greek literature
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1770 Reiske, Johann Jakob, 1716-1774; Aeschines; Alcidamas, 4th cent. B.C; Antiphon; Antisthenes; Herodes Atticus; Demosthenes; Gorgias; Isaeus, ca. 420-ca. 350 B.C; Lesbonax (Sophistes); Lysias
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Topic: Greek literature
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1770 Reiske, Johann Jakob, 1716-1774; Aeschines; Alcidamas, 4th cent. B.C; Antiphon; Antisthenes; Herodes Atticus; Demosthenes; Gorgias; Isaeus, ca. 420-ca. 350 B.C; Lesbonax (Sophistes); Lysias
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Topic: Greek literature
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1770 Reiske, Johann Jakob, 1716-1774; Aeschines; Alcidamas, 4th cent. B.C; Antiphon; Antisthenes; Herodes Atticus; Demosthenes; Gorgias; Isaeus, ca. 420-ca. 350 B.C; Lesbonax (Sophistes); Lysias
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Topic: Greek literature
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1770 Reiske, Johann Jakob, 1716-1774; Aeschines; Alcidamas, 4th cent. B.C; Antiphon; Antisthenes; Herodes Atticus; Demosthenes; Gorgias; Isaeus, ca. 420-ca. 350 B.C; Lesbonax (Sophistes); Lysias
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Topic: Greek literature
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1770 Reiske, Johann Jakob, 1716-1774; Aeschines; Alcidamas, 4th cent. B.C; Antiphon; Antisthenes; Herodes Atticus; Demosthenes; Gorgias; Isaeus, ca. 420-ca. 350 B.C; Lesbonax (Sophistes); Lysias
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Topic: Greek literature
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1770 Schneider, Johann Gottlob, 1750-1822
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Topic: Anacreon
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1771 Tacitus, Cornelius; Brotier, Gabriel, 1723-1789
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1771 Pelloutier, Simon, 1694-1757; Chiniac de la Bastide du Claux, Pierre de, b. 1741
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Topic: Celts
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1771 Plato; Olympiodorus, the Platonist; Albinus; Etwall, William, fl. 18th cent.; Plato. Alcibiades I; Plato. Alcibiades II; Plato. Hipparchus
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1771 Tacitus, Cornelius; Brotier, Gabriel, 1723-1789
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1773 Apollonius Sophista; Ansse de Villoison, Jean Baptiste Gaspard d', 1750-1805
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Topic: Homer
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Topics: Roman law, Roman law, Latin language
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1773 Apollonius Sophista; Ansse de Villoison, Jean Baptiste Gaspard d', 1750-1805
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Topic: Homer
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1774 Dionysius, of Halicarnassus; Reiske, Johann Jacob, 1716-1774; Stephens, Henry
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1774 Terence; Lindenbrog, Friedrich, 1573-1648; Donatus, Aelius; Bentley, Richard, 1662-1742
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1774 Sallust, 86-34 B.C; Philippe de Prétot, Étienne-André, d. 1787
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With "Vita C. Sallustii Crispi, e sinceris monumentis depromta, colligente [et] ordinante Steph. Andr. Philippe."
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1774 Antoninus Liberalis; Xylander, Wilhelm, 1532-1576; Muncker, Thomas, d. 1652; Verheijk, Jan Hendrik, d. 1784
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1774 Plato; Fischer, Johann Friedrich, 1726-1799; Estienne, Henri, 1531-1598; Plato. Parmenides; Plato. Statesman; Plato. Sophist
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1774 Dionysius, of Halicarnassus; Reiske, Johann Jacob, 1716-1774; Stephens, Henry
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