71) Immediately after, John praises the Athenian Areopagus
for declining either to convict or to acquit a woman of Smyrna who had murdered her husband and son in retribution for their own earlier "crimes against the whole polity.
Then at some point a group of Stoics and Epicureans, who would have been Greeks, took Paul off to the Areopagus
to explain himself, as he seemed to be promoting the cult of strange gods (Acts 17.
When Paul sees all the statues of the gods in Athens, he is appalled; but in his sermon on the Areopagus
, he swallows his indignation and congenially suggests that his audience already had a glimmering of the God he is preaching to them: After praising the Athenians for being so "religious," he says, "I found also an altar with this inscription,' To an unknown god.
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Solon proposed the division of society into four political classes based on wealth: At the pinnacle were the Pentacosiomedimnoi who could become Archons and then join the Areopagus
Even Paul himself appeared unsure of how to resolve these tensions: the apostle dismissed the "subtle words" of Greek literature and "vain" thinking of pagan philosophy, only to deliver a sermon on the Areopagus
that drew conspicuously from pagan poets.
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.
It is in this place of restricted amounts of evidence that the historian 'lives and moves and has their being,' (11) to quote a turn of phrase used by the Apostle Paul in a lecture given to philosophers in the Areopagus
at Athens in the mid first century.
The court of the Areopagus
replaces a form of justice that consisted of individual reprisals, a blood feud constantly renewed but never resolved.
Paul is invited to speak at the Areopagus
by Stoic and Epicurean philosophers who, according to Bede, followed the "stupidity" of their teachers, for the former sought happiness "solely in virtue of the mind" while the latter sought "pleasure of the body alone" (141).
Willebrands wrote: "I ask myself whether the Church has ever, since the speech of the Apostle Paul on the Areopagus
, approached the non-Christian religions in such a positive way.
He also notes another tradition which claims the story began with a girl falling to her death from the Areopagus
After preaching against idolatry in the marketplace (agora) and the synagogue, and debating Jews and Epicurean and Stoic philosophers, Paul was invited to speak at the Areopagus
, a region of Athens on the Acropolis that at one time was comprised of temples, associated cultural activities and facilities, and the supreme Athenian council (their supreme court).
Whereas the first two plays present moral complexities and insoluble problems that humans still face today, "in Eumenides a solution is apparently found--one, moreover, that is closely tied to a peculiarly fifth-century Athenian institution, the Areopagus