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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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1921 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881; Moeller van den Bruck, Arthur, 1876-1925
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Abt. I. Bd. 3-4. Der Idiot; [Bd. 5-6] Die Dämonen; Bd. [7-8] Der Jüngling.- Abt. II. Bd. 11. Autobiographische Schriften.- Bd. 12. Literarische Schriften.- Bd. 13. Politische Schriften.- Bd. 14. Arme Leute; Der Doppelgänger.- Bd. 15. Helle Nächte.- Bd. 16. Das Gut Stepantschikow und seine Bewohner.- Bd. 17. Onkelchens Traum und andere Humoresken.- Bd. 18. Aus einem Totenhause.- Bd. 19. Die Erniedrigten und Beleidigten.- Bd. 20. Aus dem Dunkel der Grosstadt.- Bd. 21. Der Spieler; Der ewige...
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Cover title: Cartas de Vilhena, noticias soteropolitanas e brasilicas
Topic: genealogy
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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
"Records and authorities": v. 1, p. [xiii]-lv
Topics: St. Bartholomew's Priory (London, England), St. Bartholomew-the-Great (Church : London, England),...
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1921 Blomberg, Héctor Pedro, 1890-
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Topics: Lucian, of Samosata, Love in literature, genealogy
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1921 Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose, Earl of, 1847-1929
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v. 1. Appreciations: Robert Burns, Dr. Johnson, Thackeray, Cromwell, Frederick the Great, Burke, William Windham, The coming of Bonaparte, Sir Robert Peel, Dr. Chalmers, Mr. Gladstone, Lord Salisbury, Lord Randolph Churchill.--v. 2. Vignettes: The portraits of Burns, The love episode of William Pitt, Nelson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Cecil Rhodes. Scottish history and character: Scottish history. The union of England and Scotland, The patriotism of a Scot, The formation of a Scottish character,...
Topic: genealogy
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1921 Hudig-Frey, Margareta; Berlin, Germany. Preussische Staatsbibliothek. MSS. (Ger. Fol. 282)
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"Die ... Arbeit war meine Doktordissertation an der Universität Berlin im Sommer 1919." - Vorwort
Topics: Heinrich von Veldeke, 12th century, Enéas (Romance), Illumination of books and manuscripts --...
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1921 Mills, William Haslam, 1874-
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Topics: Guardian (Manchester, England), genealogy
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Cover title: Cartas de Vilhena, noticias soteropolitanas e brasilicas
Topic: genealogy
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1921 Brieger, Lothar, b. 1879
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Topics: Ury, Lesser, 1861-1931, Artists -- Germany Berlin, Painters -- Germany Berlin, genealogy
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1921 Hecker, Alois
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Topics: Antisemitism, genealogy
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Topics: Difference (Psychology), Individuality, genealogy
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1921 Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Vols. 3-4 have imprint: Berlin, "Slovo"; (v. 5, Berlin, "Miedny vsadnik")
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Topics: England -- History 1603-1714 Stuart, France -- History Bourbons, 1589-1789, genealogy
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1921 Rimbert, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, ca. 830-888; Robinson, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1861-1925
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Topics: Ansgar, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, ca. 801-865, genealogy
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1921 Auerbach, Ephraim
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Biblishe ertseylungen mi billder / fun profesor Dore--Mayselakh / ilusrir fun Z. Maud
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1921 Schürenberg, Arthur
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Topic: genealogy
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1921 Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922
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Topics: Economics, genealogy
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1921 Graves, Charles L. (Charles Larcom), 1856-1944
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Includes index
Topics: Punch (London, England), Great Britain -- History Humor, genealogy
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1921 Loziski, Wadysaw, 1843-1913
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Topics: Poland, genealogy
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Topics: De Clare family, genealogy
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Topics: Germany -- History Hohenstaufen, 1138-1254 Sources, Germany -- History 1273-1517 Sources, genealogy
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Topics: Population, England -- Census, genealogy
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1921 Graves, Charles L. (Charles Larcom), 1856-1944
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Topics: Punch (London, England), Great Britain -- History Humor, genealogy
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Topics: Germany -- Politics and government 1918-1933 Sources, Saarland (Germany) -- History Sources,...
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Topics: England -- History Sources, England -- Politics and government, genealogy
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1921 Gray, Arthur B
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Topics: Cambridge (England) -- Description and travel, Cambridge (England) -- History, genealogy
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1921 Oman, Charles William Chadwick, Sir, 1860-1946
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Topics: Great Britain -- History 19th century, genealogy
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1921 Aytoun, William Edmondstoune, 1813-1865; Page, Frederick, 1879-
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Lays of the Scottish cavaliers, and other poems, 1849.--Bothwell: a poem in six parts 1856.--Poems from Blackwood, 1847-1852.--From 'The Bon Gaultier ballads,' 1845-1857.--The golden age.--Firmilian, 1854.--Miscellaneous poems printed in Sir Theodore Martin's Memoir of Aytoun, 1867.--Nuptial ode on the marriage of the Prince of Wales, 1863.--From 'Poems and ballads of Goethe,' 1859.--Other translations.--Poland, Homer, and other poems, 1832.--Appendixes: I. Appendix to 'Lays of the Scottish...
Topics: English poetry -- Translations, Scotland -- History Poetry, genealogy
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1921 Graves, Charles L. (Charles Larcom), 1856-1944
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Topics: Punch (London, England), Great Britain -- History Humor, genealogy
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Topics: Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922, genealogy
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Topics: Socialism -- Germany, Germany -- History 1918-1945, genealogy
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1921 Surtees Society, Durham, Eng
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Topics: Yorkshire (England) -- History Societies, etc, Durham (England : County) -- History Societies, etc,...
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1921 Liliencron, Detlev, Freiherr von, 1844-1909; Dehmel, Richard, 1863-1920
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Sympathy, Character, genealogy
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Bibliography: p. 66
Topics: Siberia (Russia) -- Economic conditions, genealogy
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1921 Hartmann, von Aue, 12th cent; Paul, Hermann, 1846-1921
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On cover: Altdeutsche Textbibliothek, Nr. 3
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1921 Welch, Charles, 1848-1924; London (England). Corporation. Court of Common Council. City Lands Committee
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Topics: Monument (London, England), genealogy
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1921 Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación (Argentina); Levillier, Roberto, 1881-; Archivo General de Indias; Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación (Argentina). Colección de publicaciones históricas (Indexes)
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1921 Graves, Charles L. (Charles Larcom), 1856-1944
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Topics: Punch (London, England), Great Britain -- History Humor, genealogy
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1921 Altenberg, Peter, 1859-1919
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Topics: England -- Foreign relations, United States -- Foreign relations, United States -- History,...
"Der Anlauff" wurde als 3. Heine-Gedächtnis-Druck im Jahre 1921 für den Verlag von Hoffmann und Campe ... in 1000 Exemplaren gedruckt" ..
Topics: Heine, Heinrich, 1797-1856, genealogy
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1921 Kalisch, Erich
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1921 Sunity Devee, Maharani of Cooch Behar, b. 1864
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Topics: India -- Social life and customs, genealogy
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Topics: Fonseca, Angelo Rodrigues da, 1872-1942, Universidade de Coimbra. Facultade de Medicina,...
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1921 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881; Moeller van den Bruck, Arthur, 1876-1925
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Abt. I. Bd. 3-4. Der Idiot; [Bd. 5-6] Die Dämonen; Bd. [7-8] Der Jüngling.- Abt. II. Bd. 11. Autobiographische Schriften.- Bd. 12. Literarische Schriften.- Bd. 13. Politische Schriften.- Bd. 14. Arme Leute; Der Doppelgänger.- Bd. 15. Helle Nächte.- Bd. 16. Das Gut Stepantschikow und seine Bewohner.- Bd. 17. Onkelchens Traum und andere Humoresken.- Bd. 18. Aus einem Totenhause.- Bd. 19. Die Erniedrigten und Beleidigten.- Bd. 20. Aus dem Dunkel der Grosstadt.- Bd. 21. Der Spieler; Der ewige...
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Topics: Fonseca, Angelo Rodrigues da, 1872-1942, Universidade de Coimbra. Facultade de Medicina,...
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Topics: Fonseca, Angelo Rodrigues da, 1872-1942, Universidade de Coimbra. Facultade de Medicina,...
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1921 Askenazy, Szymon, 1867-1935; Rose, William John, 1885-
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Translation of Danzig und Polen
Topics: Danzig (Germany), Poland -- History, genealogy
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1921 Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Vols. 3-4 have imprint: Berlin, "Slovo"; (v. 5, Berlin, "Miedny vsadnik")
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1921 Committee for the Survey of the Memorials of Greater London; Norman, Philip, 1842-1931
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Bibliography: p. 31
Topics: East Acton Manor House (London, England), Acton (London, England) -- History, London (England) --...
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Topics: Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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1921 Tussaud, John Theodore, 1859-
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Topics: Tussaud, Marie, 1761-1850, Waxworks -- England London History, genealogy
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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 Götze, Alfred, 1876-
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Topics: German language, genealogy
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1920 Dehmel, Richard, 1863-1920
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1920 Andler, Charles, 1866-1933
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Vol. 1. Les précurseurs de Nietzsche.- Vol. 2. La jeunesse de Nietzsche (jusqu'a la rupture avec Bayreuth)- Vol. 3. Nietzsche et la pessimisme esthétique.- Vol. 4. La maturité de Nietzsche (jusqu'à sa mort)- Vol. 5. Nietzsche et le transformisme intellectualiste.- Vol. 6. La dernière philosophie de Nietzsche; le renouvellement de toutes les valeurs
Topics: Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900, genealogy
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Topics: England -- Law History, genealogy
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1920 Treloar, William Purdie, Bart., (Sir) 1843-1923; Perry, Micaiah, 1695?-1753
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Topics: London (England) -- History, genealogy
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1920 Dehmel, Richard, 1863-1920
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Topics: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821, Danzig (Germany) -- Siege, 1813, Danzig (Germany) --...
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Topics: Hildesheimer, Ezriel, 1820-1899, genealogy
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1920 Auerbach, Elias, b. 1882
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Topics: Joab (Biblical character), genealogy
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1920 Jonge, Caroline Henriette de, 1886-
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Topics: Utrecht (cathedral), genealogy
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1920 Berliner, Rudolf, 1886-
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Topics: Jesus Christ, genealogy
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1920 Young, George, 1872-; Germany. Constitution
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"The German constitution": p. 262-325
Topics: Germany -- History 1918-1933, Germany -- Politics and government 1918-1933, genealogy
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Topics: Werner, Friedrich Ludwig Zacharias, 1768-1823, genealogy
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1920 Fontane, Theodor, 1819-1898; Scherenberg, Christian Friedrich
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Erste Reihe: Vol. 1. Einleitung von Paul Schlenther; Gedichte; Grete Minde; Schach von Muthenow; Unterm Birnbaum.- Vol. 2. L'Adultera; Cecile; Unwiederbringlich.- Vol. 3. Stine Irrungen Wirrungen; Frau Jenny Treibel.- Vol. 4. Die Poggenpuhls; Effi Briest.- Vol. 5. Der Stechlin. Zweite Reihe: Vol. 1. Fontanes Persönlichkeit von Ernst Heilbron; Meine Kinderjahre.- Vol. 2. Von Zwanzig bis Dreiszig; Autobiographisches.- Vol. 3. Kriegsgefangen; Aus den Tagen der Okkupation; Aus: Ein Sommer in...
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Topics: Painting -- France History, Painting -- Germany History, genealogy
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1920 Sternfeld, Richard, 1858-1926
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Topic: genealogy
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1920 Przyluski, Jean, 1885-1944
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"Extrait du Journal asiatique, 1918-1920."
Topics: Gautama Buddha, Nirvana, genealogy
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Topics: Ionia, Asia Minor, genealogy