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
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