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Pastoralism

Arcadia
mountainous region of ancient Greece; legendary for pastoral innocence of people. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 136; Rom. Lit.: Eclogues; Span. Lit.: Arcadia]
Chloë
Arcadian goddess, patronness of new, green crops. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 62]
Daphnis
Sicilian shepherd-flautist; invented bucolic poetry. [Rom. Myth.: LLEI, I:326]
Eclogues
short pieces by Roman poet Vergil with pastoral setting. [Rom. Lit.: Benét, 1053]
Granida and Daifilio
classic idyllic love between princess and shepherd. [Dutch Lit.: Granida, Hall, 141]
Pastoral Symphony
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F Major; hymn to nature. [Ger. Music: Thompson, 1634]
Theocritus
poet; rhapsodized over charm of rustic life. [Gk. Lit.: Brewer Dictionary, 813]
Walden
Thoreau’s classic; advocates a return to nature. [Am. Lit.: Van Doren, 208]
Works and Days
long poem by Hesiod, considered a farmers’ almanac of ancient Greece. [Gk. Lit.: Benét, 1102]
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But as the father of English pastoralism, he clothed it in the sort of lushly evocative arrangement a large orchestra like this simply revels in.
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