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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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1924 Aristotle; Hengstenberg, E. W. (Ernst Wilhelm), 1802-1869; Brandis, Christian August, 1790-1867
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Topic: genealogy
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1923 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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Topics: Syriac literature -- History and criticism, genealogy
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Topics: Kallikles, Nikolaos, Plato
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1922 Horneffer, Ernst August, 1871-; Herzog, Rudolf, 1871-
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Plato, Socrates
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1. Teil. Allgemeine Einleitung. Vorsokratische Philosophie. 1. Hälfte. Mit Unterstützung von Franz Lortzing. Hrsg. von Wilhelm Nestle. 7. Aufl. Obraldruck der 6. Aufl. 1923.- 2. Teil, 1. Abt. Sokrates und die Sokratiker. Plato und die alte Akademie. 5. Aufl. (Obraldruck). Mit einem Anhang von Ernst Hoffmann: Der gegenwärtige Stand der Platonforschung. 1922.- 3. Teil, 1. Abt. Die nacharistotelische Philosophie, 1. Hälfte. 5. Aufl., Manuldruck der 4. Aufl. Aufl. Hrsg. von Eduard Wellmann....
Topics: Philosophy, Ancient, genealogy
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1922 Premerstein, Anton, Ritter von, 1869-1935
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Sonderabdruck aus der Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte [43, Rom. Abt., 1922] p. 45-152
Topics: Caesar, Julius, Roman law, genealogy
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1922 Viereck, Paul, 1865-1944
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Microfiche(pos.)
Topics: Ostraka, genealogy
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1922 Bezold, Friedrich von, 1848-1928
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Middle Ages, Christianity and other religions, Mythology, Classical, Humanism, genealogy
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Topics: Lucian, of Samosata, Love in literature, genealogy
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1921 Salin, Edgar, 1892-1974
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Vorwort; Platons Politeia; Platons Nomoi; Aristoteles' Politika; Zenons Politeia; Xenophons Kyropädie; Theopompos' Meropis; Hekataios' Aegyptiaka; Euhemeros' heilige Inschrift; Jambulos' Sonneninsel; Die griechische Utopie im römischen Reich: Ciceros "De re publica"
Topics: Plato, Greek literature, Utopias
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1921 Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930
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1. Bd. Die Evangelien.--2. Bd. Die Entwicklung des Judentums und Jesus von Nazaret.--3. Bd. Die Apostelgeschichte und die Anfänge des Christentums
Topics: Bible, Bible, Church history, Jews, genealogy
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1921 Barth, Heinrich, 1890-
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Topics: Plato, Soul
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1921 Natorp, Paul, 1854-1924
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Topic: Plato
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1921 Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930
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1. Bd. Die Evangelien.--2. Bd. Die Entwicklung des Judentums und Jesus von Nazaret.--3. Bd. Die Apostelgeschichte und die Anfänge des Christentums
Topics: Bible, Bible, Church history, Jews, genealogy
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1920 Plato; Hildebrandt, Kurt, 1881-1966
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Translation into German of: Symposium
Topic: Plato
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1920 Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Ulrich von, 1848-1931
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1. bd. Leben und werke.--2. bd. Beilagen und textkritik
Topic: Plato
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Topics: Ionia, Asia Minor, genealogy
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1920 Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Ulrich von, 1848-1931
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1. bd. Leben und werke.--2. bd. Beilagen und textkritik
Topic: Plato
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1919 Meyer, Hans, 1884-
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Topics: Plato, Aristotle
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1919 Jacobsohn, Hermann, 1879-
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Topics: Inscriptions, Italic, genealogy
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1919 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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1918 Slotty, Friedrich, 1881-
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Topics: Latin language, Vulgar -- Readers, genealogy
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1916 Sülzen, Hubert Hermann Jacob, 1870-
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Inaug.-Diss. - Bonn
Topics: Aristotle, Heaven, genealogy
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Inaug.-Diss. - Leipzig
Topics: Plato, Greek prose literature
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1915 Petersen, Eugen, 1836-1919
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Topics: Greek drama, genealogy
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1914 Sudhaus, Siegfried, 1863-1914
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Topics: Menander, of Athens, genealogy
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1914 Schröder, Bruno, 1878-1934; Antiquarium (Berlin, Germany)
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Topics: Bronzes, Greek, genealogy
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Topic: Plato
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Constantine I, Emperor of Rome, d. 337, genealogy
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1913 Nachmanson, Ernst, 1877-1943
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Greek text
Topics: Inscriptions, Greek, genealogy
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Inscriptions, Greek, genealogy
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1913 Euripides; Arnim, Hans Friedrich August von, 1859-1931
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Inscriptions, Greek, genealogy
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Topics: Homer, Homer, genealogy
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1912 Wigand, Karl
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Topic: genealogy
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1912 Delbrück, Richard, 1875-
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Topics: Portraits, Ancient, Art, Egyptian, Art, Greco-Roman, genealogy
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1912 Riehl, Alois, 1844-1924
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Topic: Plato
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1912 Diodorus, Siculus; Drachmann, Anders Bjorn, 1860-1935
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Topic: genealogy
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1912 Apelt, Otto, b. 1845
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Topic: Plato
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1911 Richter, Franz
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Topics: Inscriptions, Latin, genealogy
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1911 Thiel, Elisabeth
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Topic: Plato
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1911 Diehl, Ernst, 1874-1947
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"Litteratvr ": p. [2]-3
Topics: Virgil, genealogy
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1911 Gerhard, Gustav Adolf, 1878-; Baden. Ministerium des Kultus und Unterrichts
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Topics: Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri), genealogy
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1911 Euripides; Diehl, Ernst, 1874-
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Topic: genealogy
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1910 Ritter, Constantin, 1859-1936
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Topic: Plato
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1910 Ackermann, Friedrich, 1880-
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Topics: Sophocles, genealogy
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1910 Ritter, Constantin, 1859-1936
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Topic: Plato
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1909 Diehl, Ernst, 1874-
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Bibliography: p. 55-57
Topics: Inscriptions, Latin, genealogy
At head of title: Königliche Bibliothek zu Berlin
Topics: Periodicals, History, Geography, genealogy
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1908 Domaszewski, Alfred von, 1856-1927
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Topics: Rome -- Army, genealogy
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1906 Lehmann, Edvard, 1862-1930
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"Literatur" at end of each article
Topics: Religion, genealogy
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1905 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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Topic: genealogy
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1905 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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Topic: genealogy
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1905 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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Topics: Rome -- History, genealogy
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1905 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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Topics: Rome -- History, genealogy
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1905 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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Topics: Rome -- History, genealogy
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1905 Dörpfeld, Wilhelm, 1853-1940
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Topics: Homer, Ithaca (Island), Classical geography, genealogy
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1905 Raeder, Hans Henning, 1869-
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"Von der K. Dänischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften gekrönte Preisschrift"
Topic: Plato
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1905 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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Topics: Rome -- History, genealogy
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1905 Mommsen, Theodor, 1817-1903
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Topics: Rome -- History, genealogy
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1904 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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1904 Wattenbach, Wilhelm, 1819-1897; Dümmler, Ernst, 1830-1902; Traube, Ludwig, 1861-1907
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Topics: Middle ages -- Bibliography, Germany -- History Bibliography, Germany -- History 843-1273 Sources,...
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1904 Usener, Hermann, 1834-1905
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"Aus dem Rheinischen Museum, n.F., LX."
Topics: Greece, genealogy
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1903 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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1903 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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1903 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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1903 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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1903 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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1901 Meiser, Karl, 1843-1912
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Topic: Plato
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1900 Dyroff, Adolf, 1866-1943
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Programm - Bonn
Topics: Lucretius Carus, Titus, genealogy
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1900 Finsler, Georg August, 1852-1916
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Topics: Plato, Aristotle
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Topics: Ostraka, Egypt -- Civilization, Egypt -- Commerce History, genealogy
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Topics: Ostraka, Egypt -- Civilization, Egypt -- Commerce History, genealogy
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Socrates, Plato, Philosophy, Ancient