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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: Abbreviations, Latin, Abbreviations, Italian, Paleography, Latin, Paleography, Italian
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Topic: Inscriptions, Latin
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Feb 5, 2013 Stengel, Paul
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Topic: Cultus, Greek
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Feb 5, 2013 Lindsay, W. M. (Wallace Martin), 1858-1937
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vol. 1. The letters in early Latin minuscule, by W.M. Lindsay; Some early scripts of the Corbie Scriptorium, by P. Liebaert.- Vol. 2. Collectanea Varia, by W.M. Lindsay; Ein Basler Fragment des Nordfranzösischen as-Typus, von Paul Lehmann.- Berne 207, by W.M. Lindsay; The Lyons Scriptorium, by S. Tafel; Bibliographie der lateinischen Buchschrift, (bis 1050) 1911-1922, von Wilhelm Weinberger.- Vol. 3. The (Early) Lorsch Scriptorium, by W.M. Lindsay; The Farfa type, by W.M. Lindsay; Cenni...
Topic: Palaeography, Latin
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Feb 4, 2013 Gevaert, F. A. (François Auguste), 1828-1908
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Topics: Music, Greek and Roman, Music
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Jan 31, 2013 Swete, Henry Barclay, 1835-1917
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Topic: Bible
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Jan 31, 2013 Cavaignac, E. (Eugène), b. 1876
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Vols. 2-3 published by Fontemoing
Topic: History, Ancient
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Jan 29, 2013 Deutsches Archäologisches Institut. Römische Abteilung
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Topics: Inscriptions, Latin, Inscriptions, Greek
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Jan 24, 2013 Sourdille, Camille, 1869-
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Topic: Herodotus
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Jan 23, 2013 Gardner, Percy, 1846-1937
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Jan 23, 2013 Paul, Oskar, 1836-1898
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"Die thetischen und dynamischen benennungen der klänge innerhalb der tonarten nach Claudius Ptolemaeus übersichtlich in tabellen ... zusammengestellt": xxviii p
Topic: Music, Greek and Roman
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Jan 23, 2013 Forbiger, Albert, 1798-1878
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Vol. 1. Historische Einleitung, Mathematische und Physische Geographie.- Vol. 2. Asia und Africa.- Vol. 3. Europa
Topic: Geography, ancient
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Jan 4, 2013 Maspero, Sir Gaston Camille Charles, 1846-1916
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Topic: History, Ancient
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Jan 3, 2013 Maspero, Sir Gaston Camille Charles, 1846-1916
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Topic: History, Ancient
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Dec 14, 2012 Grousset, René, 1885-1952
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Vol. 1. L'Orient. L'Ancien Orient, l'Orient Hellénistique, l'Islam, L'Orient Latin et les Croisades.- Vol. 2. L'Inde et la Chine. L'Inde ancienne, la Chine jusqu'à la conquête mongole, Les civilisations de l'Indo-Chine.- Vol. 3. Le Monde Mongol. Les Empires Mongols, l'Iran, l'Inde et la Chine depuis la période Mongole Le Japon
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Nov 29, 2012 Schubart, Wilhelm, 1873-; Schmidt, Carl, 1868-1938
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Microfiche (positive)
Topics: Christian literature, Early (Collections), Fathers of the church, Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri)
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Nov 29, 2012 Renouard, Antoine Augustin, 1765-1853
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Topic: Estienne, family of printers
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Nov 29, 2012 Karabacek, Josef, Ritter von, 1845-1918
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Topic: Manuscripts (Papyri)
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Nov 28, 2012 Böttiger, Karl August, 1760-1835; Winckler, Théophile Frédéric, 1771-1807
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Topics: Furies, Greek literature, Art, Ancient
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Nov 28, 2012 Voglár, Franz
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Detached from K.K. Staatsgymnasium in Marburg a. D. Jahresbericht über das Schuljahr 1913-1914
Topics: Helen of Troy, Mythology, Greek, Greek literature
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Nov 28, 2012 Creuzer, Friedrich, 1771-1858
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Topics: Mythology, Mythology, classical, Religions
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Nov 28, 2012 Creuzer, Friedrich, 1771-1858
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Topics: Mythology, Mythology, classical, Religions
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Nov 28, 2012 Creuzer, Friedrich, 1771-1858
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Topics: Mythology, Mythology, classical, Religions
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Nov 28, 2012 Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, ca. 260-ca. 340
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Vo. 8- : Hrsg. im Auftrage der Kommission für Spätantike Religionsgeschichte der Deutschen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin
Topics: Constantine I, Emperor of Rome, d. 337, Christian literature, Early
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Nov 28, 2012 Gardthausen, V. (Viktor Emil), 1843-1925
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Each volume has also special t.-p
Topics: Paleography, Greek, Books
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Nov 28, 2012 Sboronos, Ioannes N, 1863-1923; Hultsch, Fridericus (Friedrich Otto), 1833-1906
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Topics: Numismatics, Coins, Greek
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Nov 28, 2012 Newell, Edward Theodore, 1886-1941
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Topics: Numismatics, Coins, Greek
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Nov 28, 2012 Sboronos, Ioannes N, 1863-1923; Hultsch, Fridericus (Friedrich Otto), 1833-1906
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Topics: Numismatics, Coins, Greek
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Nov 28, 2012 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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Bibliography: p. [xxi]-xxvi
Topics: Numismatics, Finance
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Nov 28, 2012 Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930
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Topic: History, Ancient
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Nov 28, 2012 Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930
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Topic: History, Ancient
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Nov 28, 2012 Herodotus; Rawlinson, George, 1812-1902
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Topic: History, Ancient
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Nov 28, 2012 Herodotus; Rawlinson, George, 1812-1902
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Topic: History, Ancient
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Nov 28, 2012 Herodotus; Rawlinson, George, 1812-1902
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Topic: History, Ancient
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Topic: History, Ancient
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Nov 27, 2012 Latyshev, V. V. (Vasili Vasilevich), 1855-1921
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Added title in Latin
Topics: Scythia, Classical literature
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Nov 27, 2012 Kromayer, Johannes, 1859-1934; Veith, Georg, 1875-1925; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna
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Title from added t.p. of v. 3. Vols. 1-2 were published under title: Antike schlachtfelder in Griechenland ... Vol. 3 has, besides the general t.-p., a special t.-p.: Antike schlachtfelder in Italien und Africa. Mit unterstützung der Kaiserlichen akademie in Wien herausgegeben von J. Kromayer und G. Veith
Topics: Battles, genealogy
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Nov 27, 2012 Kromayer, Johannes, 1859-1934; Veith, Georg, 1875-1925; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna
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Title from added t.p. of v. 3. Vols. 1-2 were published under title: Antike schlachtfelder in Griechenland ... Vol. 3 has, besides the general t.-p., a special t.-p.: Antike schlachtfelder in Italien und Africa. Mit unterstützung der Kaiserlichen akademie in Wien herausgegeben von J. Kromayer und G. Veith
Topics: Battles, genealogy
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Nov 27, 2012 Kromayer, Johannes, 1859-1934; Veith, Georg, 1875-1925; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna
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Title from added t.p. of v. 3. Vols. 1-2 were published under title: Antike schlachtfelder in Griechenland ... Vol. 3 has, besides the general t.-p., a special t.-p.: Antike schlachtfelder in Italien und Africa. Mit unterstützung der Kaiserlichen akademie in Wien herausgegeben von J. Kromayer und G. Veith
Topics: Battles, genealogy
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Nov 27, 2012 Kromayer, Johannes, 1859-1934; Veith, Georg, 1875-1925; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna
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Title from added t.p. of v. 3. Vols. 1-2 were published under title: Antike schlachtfelder in Griechenland ... Vol. 3 has, besides the general t.-p., a special t.-p.: Antike schlachtfelder in Italien und Africa. Mit unterstützung der Kaiserlichen akademie in Wien herausgegeben von J. Kromayer und G. Veith
Topics: Battles, genealogy
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Nov 27, 2012 Kromayer, Johannes, 1859-1934; Veith, Georg, 1875-1925; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna
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Title from added t.p. of v. 3. Vols. 1-2 were published under title: Antike schlachtfelder in Griechenland ... Vol. 3 has, besides the general t.-p., a special t.-p.: Antike schlachtfelder in Italien und Africa. Mit unterstützung der Kaiserlichen akademie in Wien herausgegeben von J. Kromayer und G. Veith
Topics: Battles, genealogy
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Nov 7, 2012 Herodotus; Rawlinson, George, 1812-1902
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Topic: History, Ancient
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Nov 7, 2012 Herodotus; Rawlinson, George, 1812-1902
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Topic: History, Ancient
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"Développement d'un mémoire couronné par l'Institut (Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-lettres)"
Topics: Inscriptions, Christian, Inscriptions, Latin, Epitaphs
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Nov 7, 2012 Cook, Arthur Bernard, 1868-1952
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topics: Zeus (Greek deity), Cults, Sun worship, Classical antiquities, Folk literature
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Nov 7, 2012 Cook, Arthur Bernard, 1868-1952
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topics: Zeus (Greek deity), Cults, Sun worship, Classical antiquities, Folk literature
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Nov 7, 2012 Cook, Arthur Bernard, 1868-1952
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topics: Zeus (Greek deity), Cults, Sun worship, Classical antiquities, Folk literature
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Nov 7, 2012 Bacon, Janet Ruth
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Bibliography: p. 174-180
Topic: Argonauts (Greek mythology)
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Oct 31, 2012 Perrot, Georges, 1832-1914; Chipiez, Charles, 1835-1901
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Topics: Art, Ancient, Architecture, Ancient, Decoration and ornament, Temples, Archaeology
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Oct 31, 2012 Millin, A. L. (Aubin Louis), 1759-1818
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Vol. 1 has title: Monumens inédits, ou nouvellement expliqués
Topics: Classical antiquities, Art, Ancient
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Oct 31, 2012 Winckelmann, Johann Joachim, 1717-1768
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Topics: Art, Ancient, Art, Greek, Aesthetics
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Oct 29, 2012 Herodotus; Stein, Heinrich, 1828-
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Oct 29, 2012 Herodotus; Shuckburgh, Evelyn Shirley, 1843-1906
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Oct 29, 2012 Herodotus; Butler, Agnata F
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Oct 29, 2012 Plutarch; Holden, Hubert Ashton, 1822-1896
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Topic: Timoleon, ca. 411-337 B.C
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Oct 29, 2012 Xenophon; Pretor, Alfred
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Oct 29, 2012 Dieterich, Albrecht, 1866-1908
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Topic: Satire, Latin
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Oct 25, 2012 British Museum; Forsdyke, E. J. (Edgar John), 1883-1979; Walters, Henry Beauchamp, 1867-1944; Smith, Cecil Harcourt-, Sir, 1859-1944
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v. 1, pt. 1. Prehistoric Aegean pottery / by E.J. Forsdyke (1925). -- v. 1, pt. 2. Cypriote, Italian and Etruscan pottery / by H.B. Walters (1912). -- v. 2. Black-figured vases / by H.B. Walters (1893). -- v. 3. Vases of the finest period / by C.H. Smith (1896). -- v. 4. Vases of the latest period / by H.B. Walters (1896)
Topics: British Museum, Vases, Greek, Vases, Etruscan
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Topic: Greek language
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Oct 25, 2012 Ritschl, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1806-1876
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Topic: Classical philology
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Topics: Homer, Greek poetry
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Oct 25, 2012 Welcker, Friedrich Gottlieb, 1784-1868; Lüders, Otto
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Each volume has also special title page
Topics: Inscriptions, Greek, Medicine, Greek and Roman, Mythology, Classical, Greek literature, genealogy
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Oct 25, 2012 Zieliski, Tadeusz, 1859-1944
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Topic: Greek drama
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Topics: Greek drama, Theater
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Oct 25, 2012 Bieber, Margarete, 1879-1976
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Topics: Theater, Theater, Greek drama, Latin drama
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Oct 25, 2012 Kalbfleisch, Karl, 1868-1921; Schaefer, Ernst Hermann, 1872-1946; Rosenberger, Grete; Curschmann, Dieter; Eisner, Leonhardus; Sprey, Josef; Spiess, Georg, 1889-1914; Spohr, Ludwig, 1888-; Hummel, Johann, 1911-
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A collection of papyri named "Iandanae" in honor of the publishers Karl Reinhold Janda (d. 1869) and Johann Ferdiand Janda (d. 1888) originally kept at the University of Marburg, later transferred to the University of Giessen. cf. Archiv f. papyrusforschung, vol. VI, 1913, p. 292-8, 437-8 and preface to fasc. IV of this collection
Topic: Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri)
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Oct 25, 2012 Grenfell, Bernard P. (Bernard Pyne), 1869-1926; Hunt, Arthur S. (Arthur Surridge), 1871-1934
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Editors vary
Topic: Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri)
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Topics: Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri), Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri), Manuscripts, Latin (Papyri)
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Oct 25, 2012 Grenfell, Bernard P. (Bernard Pyne), 1869-1926; Hunt, Arthur S. (Arthur Surridge), 1871-1934
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Topics: Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri), Manuscripts, Latin (Papyri)
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Oct 25, 2012 Miller, E. (Emmanuel), 1810-1886; Marcianus, of Heraclea; Scymnus, of Chios; Artemidorus, fl. 100 B.C; Isidorus, of Charax; Gail, Jean François, 1795-1845. Geographi graeci minores
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Texts in greek, some with Latin translations; introd. and notes in French
Topic: Geography, Ancient
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Topic: Greek letters
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Oct 24, 2012 Lindsay, William Schaw
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Topics: Commerce, Ships and shipping, Merchant marine
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Oct 24, 2012 Lindsay, William Schaw
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Topics: Commerce, Ships and shipping, Merchant marine
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Oct 24, 2012 Lindsay, William Schaw
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Topics: Commerce, Ships and shipping, Merchant marine