Arcadia (39 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

  • Editors


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.

Editors. "Arcadia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[, accessed 28 October 2016.]

Related Groups

  1. Utopias/ Utopian Thought and Fiction