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Areopagus, Athens

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Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
The Areopagus () is a prominent rock outcropping located northwest of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. Its English name is the Late Latin composite form of the Greek name Areios Pagos, translated "Hill of Ares" (Ancient Greek: Ἄρειος Πάγος). In classical times, it was the location of a court, also often called the Areopagus, that tried cases of deliberate homicide, wounding and religious matters, as well as cases involving arson or olive trees.

Ares was supposed to have been tried by the gods on the Areopagus for the murder of Poseidon's son Halirrhothius (a typical example of an aetiological myth).
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  • The Areopagus in Athens is a fascinating place. Located at the northern foot of the Acropolis it is readily visible from the main gates of the Acropolis. Also called Mars Hill, it is the ancient site....  more »
  • On the northern slopes of the Acropolis it is evocative in its long history, from pre-classical centuries to Roman times. During aristocrat rule it was the seat of courts and the ruling council...  more »
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  • Great view of the Acropolis... just follow the group of people climbing up the stairs to locate this lookout point :p
  • this place is nice because you have a nice view on the Acropolis and the Agora. If you want to live what the apostle Paul lived here 2000 years ago, read Acts chapter 17 when you are there

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