Arcadia

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Literary/ Cultural Context Note

A mountainous region of Greece which was represented as the blissful home of happy shepherds. Arcadia is associated with simplicity and is usually seen as a retreat from the complexities of sophisticated life in the court or the city.

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Citation:
Editors. "Arcadia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=71, accessed 29 August 2014.]


Related Groups

  1. Utopias/ Utopian Thought and Fiction