Areopagus


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Areopagus

the hill to the northwest of the Acropolis in Athens; in ancient Athens, the judicial council whose members (Areopagites) met on this hill. As a result it may be encountered as a term for any high court.

AREOPAGUS. A tribunal established in ancient Athens, bore this name. It is variously represented; some considered as having been a model of justice and perfection, while others look upon it as an aristocratic court, which had a very extended jurisdiction over all crimes and offences, and which exercised an absolute power. See Acts 17, 19 and 22.

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(1931): "Eupatridai, Archons, and Areopagus", The Classical Quarterly 25 (2), pp.
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Finley ed., Rex Warner trans., 1954)); see also 4 William Blackstone, Commentaries *169 ("The court also of Areopagus at Athens punished idleness, and exerted a right of examining every citizen in what manner he spent his time."); Aeschylus, Agamemnon (G.M.
HENRICHS, "Anonymity and polarity: Unknown gods and nameless altars at the Areopagus", ICS, 19, 1994, 27-58.
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