a mountainous region of ancient Greece, traditionally known for the contented pastoral innocence of its people.
any real or imaginary place offering peace and simplicity.
a city in SW California, E of Los Angeles.
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How to use Arcadia in a sentence
Ironically, the Nixon era marked a political Arcadia, of sorts.
Lina Viktor: Arcadia is on display through July 11 at Gallery 151 in New York City.
On Labor Day weekend of 1999, Platt informed her mother that she was going with Vafeades to see a relative in Arcadia.Timothy Vafeades, the Vampire Trucker, Shames the Undead | Michael Daly | December 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The book was Your Police, which Bratton discovered at the age of nine in the Boston Pubic Library on Arcadia Street.
Paradise may be unattainable, but Arcadia posits that sympathetic company is necessary to a meaningful life.Must Read New Fiction: ‘Arcadia,’ ‘Men in Space,’ ‘The O’Briens,’ ‘Hot Pink’ | Chloë Schama, Jacob Silverman, Wendy Smith, Daniel Roberts | March 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is the true Arcadia, where you find refined and cultivated natures busying themselves with the simplest toils.The Minister's Wooing | Harriet Beecher Stowe
Even in the second century, when Pausanias visited Arcadia, he found what seem to have been human sacrifices to Zeus.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1 | Andrew Lang
“Et ego in Arcadia vixi” would be no empty boast upon my grave.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XXII (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
Though inclosed by hills, Arcadia was a horse feeding, therefore relatively not a poor country.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3 | W. E. Gladstone
From its rich pastures, Arcadia was originally well adapted for Pelasgian inhabitants.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3 | W. E. Gladstone
British Dictionary definitions for Arcadia
a department of Greece, in the central Peloponnese. Capital: Tripolis. Pop: 91 326 (2001). Area: 4367 sq km (1686 sq miles)
Also called (poetic): Arcady (ˈɑːkədɪ) the traditional idealized rural setting of Greek and Roman bucolic poetry and later in the literature of the Renaissance
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