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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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44) Eduardo de la Vega Alfaro, Arcady Boytler (1893-1965) Pioneros del cine sonoro II (Guadalajara: Universidad de Guadalajara, Centro de Investigacion Cinematografica, 1992), 98-100, 120-121, 174-177.
The name Arcady is borrowed from the name of an idyllic rural stately home in John Hadfield's 1959 comic novel Love on a Branch Line.
The exhibition, entitled Animals in Arcady, showcases original woodblock illustrations of Agnes Miller Parker.
In short, between the Civil War and World War I the United States transformed itself from an agricultural Arcady into the world's leading industrial power by ignoring the "Smithian ideal.
including Arcady (Wesleyan, 2002), winner of the PEN Center USA Award,
Located on Arcady Hill Road, his home represents his own American pastoral.
More recently in Arcady and There Are Three, Revell began more directly to converse with Blake, Emerson, Thoreau and Dorothy Wordsworth; and now, in My Mojave, he continues this, as if he were amiably walking along beside them.
Like the overzealous social worker in one of Josephine Dodge Daskam's clever stories of child life in New York's lower East Side, she wanted all the little Cordelias to pick daisies in Arcady when what they wanted were, not the terrifying croakings of frogs, but the sights, sounds and smells of Tin Pan Alley.
Lying thus in the shade, on his elbow, with his naked legs stretched out on the turf and his soft peaked hat over his long hair crushed back like the veritable bonnet of Arcady, he was exactly the figure of the background of this happy valley.
published in Arcady 2000 Dawson College Student literary Magazine,