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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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He re-enters the text not as the quasimaternal inhabitant of a private Arcady but as a public hero of patriarchal language and culture.
Through the Museum I stroll, & see Goblets fashioned in Arcady, Spears from the Islands, and robes from Tyre--Gew-gaws of pomp & of old desire On one of the walls A looking glass Catches my image as I pass.
Owner Sacha Gaydamak has always maintained that he financed the club's takeover on his own despite allegations that his wealthy and controversial father Arcady was behind him.
Having introduced Blur guitarist Graham Coxon and the rest of his band to the stage, Peter, as his album names him nowadays, moved on to Arcady, then most recent single Last of the English Roses, followed by 1939 Returning and A Little Death Around The Eyes.
His topics include Gogol's two faces, whirling dervish by the horn, and Fellini in Arcady. He provides a new introduction to the 1985 edition, published by Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich.
Progressive education from arcady to academe: A history of the Progressive Education Association, 1919-1955.
Rooney, "to overhear what I am saying," "struggling" like Maddy Rooney, to transmit what thus seems "a dead language" like "our own poor dear Gaelic," (12) Beckett recognizes that language too is subject to time, unlike the lamb's "baa, baa," one of those reiterative syllables that for Beckett captured language's penchant to repeat the same old mutterings, "not changed, since Arcady" (The Collected Shorter Plays 34).
45, 50-1.) In the same year, 1883, the Reverend Augustus Jessop referred less helpfully to the dourness of rural life: "The swains of modern Arcady are very, very, very grim, they are no longer laughing animals." "Education is a patient creature", he wrote of another aspect of labouring culture, warming to his animal imagery, "but you may overload even a camel, and we are giving our new beast of burden that we are so proud of, a trifle too much to carry." (Vol.
Event sponsor Ashlyn Arcady, of AEC Repro, said, "When you have an exhibit table with PWC you have a presence and every time you come you make connections."
The ensuing sestet develops the speaker's relationship to the Urn in the interrogative mode with a series of questions that ekphrastically reveal the images represented on the Urn's surface: What leaf-fring'd legend haunts about thy shape Of deities or mortals, or of both, In Tempe or the dales of Arcady? What men or gods are these?