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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). The name Areopagus also referred, in classical times, to the Athenian governing council, later restricted to the Athenian judicial council or court that tried cases of deliberate homicide, wounding and religious matters, as well as cases involving arson of olive trees, because they convened in this location.

The war god Ares was supposed to have been tried by the other gods on the Areopagus for the murder of Poseidon's son Halirrhothius (a typical example of an aetiological myth).
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  • Absolutely beautiful! If you’re not with a tour guide and are self-guided, pay close attention or you’ll miss this spot. The view is absolutely beautiful. I was just in Aw to had been/seen where... 
    Absolutely beautiful! If you’re not with a tour guide and are self-guided, pay close attention or you’ll miss this spot. The view is absolutely beautiful. I was just in Aw to had been/seen where...  more »
  • This is a Really Historic Rock that you can walk on. The view is very nice, although not as impressive as the Acropolis. Many people will sit here, look at the city, smoke, and drop their cigarette... 
    This is a Really Historic Rock that you can walk on. The view is very nice, although not as impressive as the Acropolis. Many people will sit here, look at the city, smoke, and drop their cigarette...  more »
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  • An amazing place from the ancient times!! Amazing!!!! Amazing view too 😍
  • Stunning ancient energy location

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