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Arcadia

(ärkā`dēə), region of ancient Greece, in the middle of the Peloponnesus, without a seaboard, and surrounded and dissected by mountains. The Arcadians, relatively isolated from the rest of the world, lived a proverbially simple and natural life. By far the largest city was megalopolismegalopolis
[Gr.,=great city], a group of densely populated metropolitan areas that combine to form an urban complex. It was first used in its modern sense by Jean Gottman (1957) to describe the huge urban area along the eastern seaboard of the United States from Boston to
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, founded by Epaminondas. It had some political power, especially in the Arcadian League, but Arcadia as a whole was of little political significance. The independent mountaineers periodically fought against Spartan power, but did not cooperate well. Other cities were Mantinea, Tegea, Orchomenus, and Heraea.

Arcadia,

city (1990 pop. 48,290), Los Angeles co., S Calif., a residential suburb of Los Angeles, at the foot of the San Gabriel Mts.; inc. 1903. Manufactures include electronic equipment, fabricated metal products, pharmaceuticals, furniture, motors, and machinery. The Santa Anita racetrack and an arboretum are there.

Arcadia

mountainous region of ancient Greece; legendary for pastoral innocence of people. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 136; Rom. Lit.: Eclogues; Span. Lit.: Arcadia]

Arcadia

1. a department of Greece, in the central Peloponnese. Capital: Tripolis. Pop.: 91 326 (2001). Area: 4367 sq. km (1686 sq. miles)
2. the traditional idealized rural setting of Greek and Roman bucolic poetry and later in the literature of the Renaissance
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The denial followed a report in the Sunday Times that he was planning to sell all or part of Arcadia, which owns Topshop, Topman, Burton and other high street chains.
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As the electrical trade manager, Arcadia worked with key members of the project team including Forest City Ratner, TM Technology and Gehry Architectural in California to successfully complete this work on schedule and within budget.
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Shop workers' union Usdaw said its members were worried their retirement could be made financially less secure by changes to the Arcadia pension fund.
Shop workers' unison Usdaw said its members were worried their retirement could be made financially less secure by changes to the Arcadia pension fund.
The entrepreneur said, ``I am looking forward to completing this acquisition as soon as possible and to working with all of the people at Arcadia to continue the successful develop-ment of the business.
If we were to look for a programme of political theory in the Arcadia we would be disappointed," he writes.
In the 1593 Arcadia Sidney is said to move in 'a series of displacements: from Xenophonic text to Heliodoran text to Sannazaran text', that is, from educational, to romantic epic, to pastoral-erotic: 'the first is displaced .