Areopagus


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a hill to the to the west of the Athenian acropolis where met the highest governmental council of ancient Athens and later a judicial court

the highest governmental assembly in ancient Athens (later a judicial court)

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The AREOPAGUS - Pilgrimage Open House was the first of its kind to be organized by the Commission.
We are doing so much in the Church but the people don't know," said Quitorio, who also heads Areopagus Communications.
It reminds its initiators, members of the New Democracy DAKE party, the document of the Prosecutor of the Areopagus, Mr.
In their great Areopagus he saw the many idols and gods worshipped by the Athenians.
Nor can it be denied that the calls that we find among others, in the World Communications Day Messages, to nurture "neighborliness" or to "witness" the gospel in the digital "Areopagus" are not moral exhortations.
Concerning procedure, in general terms it could be said that the Areopagus was in charge of trials of voluntary killings of Athenian citizens, when the murderer acts with his own hands.
Apophasis and Eisangelia: The Role of the Areopagus in Athenian Political Trials.
Paul on the Areopagus, (19) as well as a number of other historical inconsistencies.
"The Unknown God: Paul's Address at Areopagus in African Context." Selected Themes in the Study of Religions in Nigeria, edited by Simeon G.
The Areopagus was the high court of ancient Athens; here in the plural form it represents Ficino's Neoplatonic gatherings.
spread out at our feet," wrote Frederick in his diary, "was a scene never to be forgotten." (63) A few days later, they visited the Areopagus, also known as Mars Hill, traditionally the site where great orators would speak to the people of Athens.
From the standpoint of what Lieber called Christian and modern liberty, the individual is the highest object and the state is a means to obtain "higher objects of humanity." The Apostle Paul answered the philosophers at the Areopagus in terms they applied to the polis: "for in Him [God rather than the City] we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28).
Events in this period to which Pericles's name is attached reveal little--even his famous involvement with Ephialtes in the "reform" of the Areopagus Council.
In literature, the moment in Athens' institutional history in which this new legal order established itself is captured in Aeschylus' Oresteia, which is depiction of the foundation of the first Athenian homicide court, the Areopagus. This dramatic foundational event represents the historical process by which the emerging polis wrested for itself the authority to enforce a final and binding resolution of disputes among its citizens." (COHEN, 1997, p.