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HILL OF AREOPAGUS

HILL OF AREOPAGUS
Theorias, Athens
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HILL OF AREOPAGUS
This hill is 115 meters high and was dedicated either to Ares, the god of war, or alternatively to the Ares, that is the Erinyes or Furies, the apotropaic goddesses of revenge who can be found in Aeschylus' Eumenides. This was also the seat of the law court of the same name which ruled the city during the period of the aristocratic oligarchy. Here, according to Acts (chapter 17), the Apostle Paul spoke publicly around 50 BC about the Unknown God, to whom the Athenians had somewhere dedicated an alter.