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Definition: Place on the Acropolis in Athens where the god of war, Ares, was acquitted of murder. Called Ares' Hill (Areopagus), it was later the site of trials and other justice-related matters, as well as a meeting place for government officials. This council had the same name as the place.

Related Resources:
Ancient Greece
Learn more about the area as a whole.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Areopagus Facts
Details, details--they're here.

Ancient Athens in General
Put the Areopagus in perspective as you read about the development of Athens as a whole.

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