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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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by Ahikar (Folktale); Cowley, A. E. (Arthur Ernest), 1861-1931; Darius I, King of Persia, 548-485 B.C
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Topics: Manuscripts, Aramaic (Papyri), Names, Aramaic, Jews -- History To 70 A.D, Aramaic language --...
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by Petronius Arbiter; Mitchell, John Malcolm, 1879-
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Topics: Creation, Cosmology, Babylonian
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by Cornford, Francis Macdonald, 1874-1943
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Topics: English literature -- Translations from Greek, Philosophy, Ancient, Greek literature --...
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by Langdon, Stephen, 1876-1937
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Topic: Sumerian language -- Texts
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by Wright, F. A. (Frederick Adam), 1869-1946
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Topics: Feminism -- Greece, Greek literature -- History and criticism, Women in literature, Women -- Greece
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by Jaeger, Werner Wilhelm, 1888-1961
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Topics: Aristotle, Philosophy, Ancient
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Topics: Greek literature, Hellenistic -- History and criticism, Hellenism, Greece -- Civilization,...
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by Petronius Arbiter; Langle, Louis de
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Includes bibliographical references
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Topic: Berosus, the Chaldean
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by Eitrem, Samson, 1872-
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri), Magic, Greco-Roman, Occultism
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by Pfuhl, Ernst, 1876-
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Topics: Painting, Greek, Vase-painting, Greek
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by Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany); Volbach, Wolfgang Fritz, 1892-1988
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Topics: Ivories -- Catalogs, Sculpture -- Berlin Catalogs, genealogy
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Topic: Greek poetry (Collections)
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by Margoliouth, D. S. (David Samuel), 1858-1940
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Topics: Homer, Aristotle, Books -- History To 400
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by Treston, Hubert J., 1888-
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"Poine in Attic tragedy": p. 276-422
Topics: Vendetta, Criminal law (Greek law), Homicide (Greek law), Greek drama (Tragedy) -- History and...
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by Friis Johansen, Knud, b. 1887
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This is not merely a translation, but is a revised and enlarged edition of the original Danish work Sikyoniske Vaser
Topic: Vases, Greek
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by Edgerton, William Franklin, 1893-
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Thesis, Ph.D. Univ. of Chicago, 1923
Topics: Shipbuilding, Egypt -- Antiquities
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by Lucretius Carus, Titus; Duff, J. D. (James Duff), 1860-1940
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Introductory. The work and methods Abydos, the Holy City of Egypt, and the dawn of civilization. Tell El-Amarna; false dawn. Thebes, the city of temples and tombs - east bank. Thebes, the city of temples and tombs - west bank. Tutankhamen in all his glory. Lagash, the typical city-state of early Babylon, the fountain of law. Nineveh, and its robber-kings. Troy, the city of romance. Mycenae, and the fortress-palaces of Greece. Knossos, the home of the sea-kings of the Aegean. Gezer, a home of...
Topics: Archaeology, Babylonia -- History and antiquities, Egypt -- Antiquities, Middle East -- Antiquities
Bibliography: p. [ix-x]
Topics: Hope, Thomas, 1770?-1831, Vases, Greek -- Private collections Catalogs, Vases -- Private...
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by Niese, Benedictus, 1849-1910
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Topics: Rome -- History, Rome -- History Sources Bibliography
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Topics: Bible, Oxyrhynchus papyri, Greek language, Biblical
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by Laistner, M. L. W. (Max Ludwig Wolfram), 1890-1959
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"Select bibliography": p. 198-199
Topics: Economics -- History Greece, Political science -- History Greece
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Reprinted from Revue des bibliothèques, 32e année, 1922, nos 10-12, octobre-décembre, p. [389]-444
Topic: Congresses and conventions -- Bibliography
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by Meillet, A. (Antoine), 1866-1936
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Microfilm (negative)
Topics: Greek language -- Metrics and rhythmics, Vedic language -- Metrics and rhythmics
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by Norwood, Gilbert, 1880-1984
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Terence
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Topic: Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
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Topics: Mouseion Akropoles, Relief (Sculpture), Sculpture, Greek
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by Van Buren, E. Douglas (Elizabeth Douglas)
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Topics: Terra-cotta sculpture, Greek, Sicily (Italy) -- Antiquities, Italy -- Antiquities
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by Wells, Joseph, 1855-1929
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Herodotus, History, Ancient, Greece -- History
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by O'Connor, Margaret Brown
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Topic: Sophocles
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by Costa, Giovanni, 1875-
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by Heliodorus, of Emesa; Underdowne, Thomas, fl. 1566-1587; Wright, F. A. (Frederick Adam), 1869-1946
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Topics: Rome -- Manufactures, Statues, Rome -- Politics and government
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Topics: Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, 121-180, Scriptores historiae Augustae
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by DeWitt, Norman Wentworth, 1876-
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Topics: Virgil, Appendix Vergiliana
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Topics: Sculpture -- Olympia, Olympia
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by Newell, Edward Theodore, 1886-1941
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Topics: Numismatics, Coins, Greek
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by Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Ulrich von, 1848-1931
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Topics: Greece -- Politics and government, Greece -- Social life and customs, Rome -- Politics and...
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by Justi, Karl, 1832-1912
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Vol. 1. Winckelmann in Deutschland.- Vol. 2-3. Winckelmann in Rom
Topic: Winckelmann, Johann Joachim