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What and where is Arcadia? 

An area of Greece, Arcadia remained a rustic, secluded area, and its inhabitants became proverbial as primitive herdsmen leading simple, pastoral, unsophisticated yet happy lives.

How is it linked to the Garden of Eden? 

Regarded a peaceful, unspoiled, harmonious wilderness.

Links to Virgil? 

Virgil transforms this remote, mountainous, and myth-ridden region of Greece, homeland to the god Pan, into the original and ideal place of pastoral song, thus founding a


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