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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 Aeschylus; Blass, Friedrich, 1843-1907
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Topic: Polybius
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by Batiffol, Pierre, 1861-1929; Duval, Rubens, 1839-1911
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Bibliography: v.1, p. [335]-337; v.2, p. [413]-414
Topics: Christian literature, Early -- History and criticism, Syriac literature -- History and criticism,...
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by Beck, J. W
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Topic: Horace
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Topic: Plautus, Titus Maccius
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by Budge, E. A. Wallis (Ernest Alfred Wallis), Sir, 1857-1934
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by Burgess, Theodore Chalon, 1859-1925; Bonner, Robert Johnson, 1868-1946
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Topic: Greek language
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by Burrows, Ronald M. (Ronald Montagu), 1867-1920
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Topics: Crete (Greece) -- Antiquities, Greece -- Civilization To 146 B.C
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by Butcher, S. H. (Samuel Henry), 1850-1910; Aristotle
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Topics: Aristotle, Aesthetics -- Early works to 1800, Art, Poetry -- Early works to 1800
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Topic: Sophocles
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Clark, Albert Curtis, 1859-1937; Peterson, William, 1856-1921
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Clark, Albert Curtis, 1859-1937; Peterson, William, 1856-1921
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by Cicero, Marcus Tullius; Clark, Albert Curtis, 1859-1937; Peterson, William, 1856-1921
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by Debrunner, Albert, 1884-
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by Delamarre, Louis
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Thesis, Ph.D. New York University, 1905
Topics: Tacitus, Cornelius, French literature
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by Delaruelle, Louis; Budé, Guillaume, 1468-1540
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Topic: Budé, Guillaume, 1468-1540
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by Delbrueck, Richard, 1875-; Deutsches Archäologisches Institut; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. Eduard Gerhard-stiftung
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Vol. 2 "hrsg. mit beihilfe des Eduard Gerhardstipendiums ... und mit unterstützung des Kaiserlich deutschen archäologischen instituts"
Topic: Architecture, Greco-Roman
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by Diogenes, of Oenoanda; William, Johannes
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Topics: Comnena, Anna, b. 1083, Agnès de France, successively consort of Alexius II, and of Andronicus I,...
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by Duchesne, L. (Louis), 1843-1922
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
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by Duchesne, L. (Louis), 1843-1922
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topic: Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
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by Duchesne, L. (Louis), 1843-1922
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Topic: Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
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by Dussaud, René, 1868-
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Lectures delivered at the Collège de France, 1905-1906
Topic: Arabs
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by Espérandieu, Émile, 1857-1939; Lantier, Raymond, 1886-1980
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Includes bibliography
Topics: Bas-relief, Sculpture, Roman, Sculpture -- France, France -- Antiquities
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by Espérandieu, Émile, 1857-1939; Lantier, Raymond, 1886-1980
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Topics: Bas-relief, Sculpture, Roman, Sculpture -- France, France -- Antiquities
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by Espérandieu, Émile, 1857-1939; Lantier, Raymond, 1886-1980
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Topics: Bas-relief, Sculpture, Roman, Sculpture -- France, France -- Antiquities
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by Espérandieu, Émile, 1857-1939; Lantier, Raymond, 1886-1980
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Topics: Bas-relief, Sculpture, Roman, Sculpture -- France, France -- Antiquities
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Topics: Art, Forgery of antiquities, Literary forgeries and mystifications, Counterfeits and counterfeiting
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by Euripides; Pearson, A. C. (Alfred Chilton), 1861-1935
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topics: Lecythi, Vase-painting, Greek, Vases, Greek
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by Ferrero, Guglielmo, 1871-1942
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v. 1 The empire builders. -- v. 2 Julius Caesar. -- v. 3 The fall of an aristocracy. -- v. 4 Rome and Egypt. -- v. 5 The republic of Augustus
Topic: Rome -- History
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by Ferrero, Guglielmo, 1871-1942
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v. 1 The empire builders. -- v. 2 Julius Caesar. -- v. 3 The fall of an aristocracy. -- v. 4 Rome and Egypt. -- v. 5 The republic of Augustus
Topic: Rome -- History
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by Ferrero, Guglielmo, 1871-1942
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v. 1 The empire builders. -- v. 2 Julius Caesar. -- v. 3 The fall of an aristocracy. -- v. 4 Rome and Egypt. -- v. 5 The republic of Augustus
Topic: Rome -- History
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by Ferrero, Guglielmo, 1871-1942
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v. 1 The empire builders. -- v. 2 Julius Caesar. -- v. 3 The fall of an aristocracy. -- v. 4 Rome and Egypt. -- v. 5 The republic of Augustus
Topic: Rome -- History
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by Ferrero, Guglielmo, 1871-1942
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v. 1 The empire builders. -- v. 2 Julius Caesar. -- v. 3 The fall of an aristocracy. -- v. 4 Rome and Egypt. -- v. 5 The republic of Augustus
Topic: Rome -- History
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by Fling, Fred Morrow, 1860-1934
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Topic: Greece -- History
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Topic: Greece -- Politics and government
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by Franzen-Swedelius, Bernhardus, 1885-
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Topic: Livy
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by Geffcken, Johannes, 1861-1935; Aristides, Marcianus, Saint of Athens; Athenagoras, 2nd cent
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Topic: Apologetics
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Topics: Libanius, 314-393, Themistius, 317-?387, Julian, Emperor of Rome, 331-363
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by Grimm, Herman Friedrich, 1828-1901
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Topic: Homer
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by Haigh, Arthur Elam, 1855-1905; Pickard-Cambridge, Arthur Wallace, Sir, 1873-1952
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Topics: Theater -- Greece, Greek drama -- History and criticism
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Topic: Greek literature (Selections: Extracts, etc.)
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by Headlam, Walter George, 1866-1908
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Topic: Greek poetry
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by Helbing, Robert, b. 1869
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Topics: Bible, Greek language, Biblical -- Grammar
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by Hesseling, Dirk Christiaan, 1859-1941
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Topic: Byzantine Empire -- Civilization
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by Hildebrandt, Paul
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Topic: Cicero, Marcus Tullius
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by Homer; Monro, D. B. (David Binning), 1836-1905; Allen, Thomas W. (Thomas William), b. 1862
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by Hopkins, Richard Valentine Nind, Sir, 1880-
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by Horrack, Philippe Jacques de, 1820-1902; Virey, Philippe, 1853-
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Topic: Egyptology -- Collected works
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by Isocrates; Benseler, Gustav Eduard, 1806-1868; Blass, Friedrich, 1843-1907
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by Jebb, Caroline Lane (Reynolds) Slemmer, Lady; Jebb, Richard Claverhouse, Sir, 1841-1905; Verrall, A. W. (Arthur Woollgar), 1851-1912
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Topic: Jebb, Richard Claverhouse, Sir, 1841-1905
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by Jebb, Richard Claverhouse, Sir, 1841-1905
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Topics: Classical philology, Greek literature -- History and criticism
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by Johnston, Wilfred Percy
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Topics: Euripides, Sophocles
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Topic: Aristotle
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by Krumbacher, Karl, 1856-1909; Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Ulrich von, 1848-1931; Leo, Friedrich, 1851-1914; Norden, Eduard, 1868-1941; Skutsch, Franz, 1865-1912
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Die griechische Literatur des Altertums / Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff -- Die griechische Literatur des Mittelalters/ Karl Krumbacher -- Die griechische Sprache / Jakob Wackernagel -- Die römische Literatur des Altertums / Friedrich Leo -- Die lateinische Literatur im Übergang von Altertum zum Mittelalter / Eduard Norden -- Die lateinische Sprache / Franz Skutsch
Topic: Classical literature -- History and criticism
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by Levrault, Léon, 1865-
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Topic: France -- Historiography
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by Malicki, Clemens, 1882-
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Topics: Greek language, Greek language
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by Manilius, Marcus; Breiter, Theodor
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by Masson, John
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Lucretius Carus, Titus, Epicurus, Atomism
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by Masson, John
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Lucretius Carus, Titus, Epicurus, Atomism
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by Meissner, Bruno, 1868-1947
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Topic: Akkadian language
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Topics: Latin language -- Dictionaries German, German language -- Dictionaries Latin, Latin language --...
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by Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930
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Topic: History, Ancient
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by Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930
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Topic: History, Ancient
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by Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930
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Topic: History, Ancient
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by Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930
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by Mosso, A. (Angelo), 1846-1910
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Topic: Palaces
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by Mosso, A. (Angelo), 1846-1910
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Topic: Crete (Greece) -- Antiquities