4) Draco's law makes no mention of the Areopagus
, but according to the Athenian constitution, attributed to Aristotle, the council of the Areopagus
was responsible for trying murders of Athenian citizens.
Some at the Areopagus
were offended by the idea of resurrection.
Paul's speech at the Areopagus
states that "God has overlooked the times of ignorance" (Acts 17:30).
The theme of this conference was "New Life in Jesus in the Areopagus
of a Globalized World," which expresses the concern to understand the complex context of mission in order to communicate the message of Jesus Christ more effectively, making the message relevant to the life of individuals and societies, so that it may have an impact on contemporary societies and cultures.
41) A similar purpose is served in Luke's presentation of Paul's speech on the Areopagus
in Athens, when the apostle tells his pagan listeners, "From one man (henos) he made every nation of humanity to dwell upon the entire face of the earth" (Acts 17:26).
calling from the Athenian Areopagus
that great spokesman of the angelic institution, Dionysius.
In addition to retelling all the incidents of the Orestes myth: the murder of Agamemnon, Orestes' revenge through matricide, his madness, his healing and the trial on the Areopagus
, the poem includes Orestes' visit to Tauris and encounter with Iphigenia as well as his killing of Pyrrhus.
Scholars fit the flourishing of tragoidia into the context of Athens' relatively rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented transition to democracy that began in 510 BCE with the overthrow of the Peisistratid tyranny, took decisive impetus shortly thereafter from the democratic reforms of Cleisthenes (which included reorganization of the tribal bases of Athenian identity), proceeded with Ephialtes' demotion of the aristocratic Court of Areopagus
(462/1) and culminated in Pericles' lowering of the property requirement for the highest political office (458/7) and his institution of paid jury service (around 454).
For example, in Acts 17 Paul is found quoting Greek poets and elegantly engaging the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers of his day in a debate that filled the Areopagus
, thereby leading a few people to become his followers and to embrace the Christian faith.
In terms of law one of his most important contributions was to open up access to the annually elected position of archon--the nine magistrates who exercised judicial and executive duties in the council of the Areopagus
The gospel, however, penetrated even those reaches two millennia ago: Paul preached in the Areopagus
of Christ crucified and resurrected, claiming that "in him we live, and move, and have our being" (Acts 17.
I refer to Paul's speech at the Areopagus
(Acts 17: 22-34).
But only the wealthiest could sit on the Council of the Areopagus
situated at an identifiable geographic spot, the Areopagus
He specifically praises the Areopagus
, that body of experienced elders who proposed laws and tried capital cases, as the great anchor of the Athenian state.