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Areopagus, Athens

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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 of 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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  • This is outside the front gate of the Acropolis. It is a large outcropping of rocks that you can view the Acropolis from and also get great views over the city of Athens. Just beware that the rocks...  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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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