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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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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 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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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 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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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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Jun 30, 2011 Keusen, Friedrich, 1892-
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Menander, of Athens, genealogy
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Jun 30, 2011 Langer, Carl Rudolf, 1893-
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Menander, of Athens, genealogy
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Jun 30, 2011 Sudhaus, Siegfried, 1863-1914
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Topics: Menander, of Athens, genealogy
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Jun 30, 2011 Menander, of Athens; Sudhaus, Siegfried, 1863-1914
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Topic: genealogy
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May 16, 2011 Nachmanson, Ernst, 1877-1943
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Greek text
Topics: Inscriptions, Greek, genealogy
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May 16, 2011 Diehl, Ernst, 1874-
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Topics: Inscriptions, Latin, genealogy
Rohden. Die Panzerstatuen mit Reliefverzierung; Duhn. Bemerkungen zur Etrusker frage; Kalkmann. Eirene Barberini; Bruns-Lucians Bilder; Fabricius. Ueber die Abfassungszeit der griechischen Städtebilder des Herakleides; Duemmler. Beiträge zur Vasenkunde; Wolters. Zum Alter des Nikeltempels; Koepp. Nonniana zur Gigantomachie; Marx. Ueber die Venus des Lucrez; Boehlau. Butes und Koronis; Gercke. Eine Marmorbüste der herkulanischen Villa; Winter. Iakchos; Six-Drei Lekythen; Bölte. Plations...
Topics: Classical antiquities, genealogy
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May 12, 2011 Diehl, Ernst, 1874-
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Bibliography: p. 55-57
Topics: Inscriptions, Latin, genealogy
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May 11, 2011 Sanctis, Gaetano de, 1870-1957
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: History, Ancient, History, Ancient
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May 11, 2011 Bleckmann, Friedrich, 1883-
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Topics: Inscriptions, Greek, genealogy
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Inscriptions, Greek, genealogy
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May 9, 2011 Parthey, Gustav Friedrich Constantin, 1798-1872
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"Aus den Abhandlungen der Königl. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1858", p. [509]-537
Topic: genealogy
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May 9, 2011 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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Topic: genealogy
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May 9, 2011 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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Topic: genealogy
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Apr 7, 2011 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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Topics: Constitutional law, genealogy
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Apr 1, 2011 Dyroff, Adolf, 1866-1943
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Programm - Bonn
Topics: Lucretius Carus, Titus, genealogy
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Topics: Greek language, genealogy
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Mar 22, 2011 Heeren, A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig), 1760-1842
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Topics: History, Ancient, Commerce
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Mar 22, 2011 Heeren, A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig), 1760-1842
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Topics: History, Ancient, Commerce
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Mar 21, 2011 Heeren, A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig), 1760-1842
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Topics: History, Ancient, Commerce
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Mar 21, 2011 Heeren, A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig), 1760-1842
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Topics: History, Ancient, Commerce
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Mar 18, 2011 Polybius; Schweighäuser, Johann, 1742-1830
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Greek title precedes title in Latin
Topic: History, Ancient
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Feb 22, 2011 Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany); Wiegand, Theodor, 1864-1936; Deutsches Archäologisches Institut. Milet
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Vol. 4, pt. 1 accompanied by an atlas
Topic: genealogy
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Feb 16, 2011 Polybius; Schweighäuser, Johann, 1742-1830
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Greek title precedes title in Latin
Topic: History, Ancient
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Feb 16, 2011 Newman, John Henry, 1801-1890
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v. 1. The Turks in their relation to Europe. Marcus Tullius Cicero. Apollonius of Tyana. Primitive Christianity.--v. 2. The church of the fathers. St. Chrysostom. Theodoret. Mission of St. Benedict. Benedictine schools.--v. 3. Rise and progress of universities. Northmen and Normans in England and Ireland. Medieval Oxford. Convocation of Canterbury
Topics: History, genealogy
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Feb 15, 2011 Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930
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Topic: History, Ancient
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Feb 8, 2011 Meltzer, Otto, 1846-1909; Kahrstedt, Ulrich, 1888-
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Topic: genealogy
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Feb 8, 2011 Meltzer, Otto, 1846-1909; Kahrstedt, Ulrich, 1888-
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Universidad de Barcelona, genealogy
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Jan 27, 2011 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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Topic: genealogy
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Jan 27, 2011 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Classical geography, Classical antiquities, History, Ancient
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Vols. 1-5 issued as Beiträge zur alten Geschichte. Beiheft
Topic: History, Ancient
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Nov 25, 2010 Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930
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Topic: History, Ancient
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Nov 22, 2010 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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Nov 16, 2010 Aelian, 3rd cent; Heraclides Lembus; Nicolaus, of Damascus
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Topic: History, Ancient
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: History, Ancient, Historiography
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Nov 10, 2010 Curtius Rufus, Quintus; Freinsheim, Johann, 1608-1660; Huguet, Henri François Auguste
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Topic: genealogy
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"Quellen und geschichtliche Hülfsmittel zum Studium der Kriegsgeschichte des Alterthums": v. 1, p. 21-50. "Quellen und historische Hülfsmittel für Erforschung und Darstellung der Kriege und Feldzüge Alexander's des Grossen, Hannibal's und Julius Cäsar's": v. 4, p. [xi]-xxii
Topic: Military history, Ancient
"Quellen und geschichtliche Hülfsmittel zum Studium der Kriegsgeschichte des Alterthums": v. 1, p. 21-50. "Quellen und historische Hülfsmittel für Erforschung und Darstellung der Kriege und Feldzüge Alexander's des Grossen, Hannibal's und Julius Cäsar's": v. 4, p. [xi]-xxii
Topic: Military history, Ancient
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Oct 1, 2010 Hundeshagen, Karl Bernhard, 1810-1872
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Rede - Universität Heidelberg (zum Geburts-Feste des Karl Friedrich von Baden und zur akademischen Preisvertheilung) 1852
Topics: Humanity, genealogy
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"Quellen und geschichtliche Hülfsmittel zum Studium der Kriegsgeschichte des Alterthums": v. 1, p. 21-50. "Quellen und historische Hülfsmittel für Erforschung und Darstellung der Kriege und Feldzüge Alexander's des Grossen, Hannibal's und Julius Cäsar's": v. 4, p. [xi]-xxii
Topic: Military history, Ancient
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Sep 27, 2010 Schröder, Bruno, 1878-1934; Antiquarium (Berlin, Germany)
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Topics: Bronzes, Greek, genealogy
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Topic: History, Ancient
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Topics: Jews, Commerce, genealogy
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Sep 17, 2010 Ptolemaeus Gnosticus; Harnack, Adolf von, 1851-1930
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Text in Greek; introduction in German
Topics: Valentinians, Gnosticism, genealogy
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Sep 8, 2010 Olivieri, Alessandro, 1872-
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Bibliography: p. 3
Topics: Inscriptions, Greek, Orpheus, genealogy
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Topics: Indo-European languages, genealogy
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Topics: History, Ancient, Semitic languages
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Jul 28, 2010 Aistermann, Josef, 1879-
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Probus, Marcus Valerius, genealogy
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Jul 15, 2010 Sanctis, Gaetano de, 1870-1957
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Topic: genealogy
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Jul 8, 2010 Schrörs, Heinrich
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Constantine I, Emperor of Rome, d. 337, genealogy
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Jul 7, 2010 Euripides; Arnim, Hans Friedrich August von, 1859-1931
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Topic: genealogy
The "Irrisio" has Greek and Latin on opposite pages
Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Aeschylus, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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Jul 5, 2010 Franchi de' Cavalieri, Pius, 1869-1960; Lietzmann, Hans, 1875-1942; Biblioteca apostolica vaticana
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Topics: Manuscripts, Greek, Palaeography, Greek, genealogy
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Topics: Demosthenes, Isaeus, ca. 420-ca. 350 B.C, genealogy