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  Areopagus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Areopagus or Areios Pagos is the 'Hill of Ares', north-west of the Acropolis, which in classical times functioned as the chief homicide court of Athens.
The Areopagus, like most city-state institutions, continued to function in Roman times, and it was at that location that the Apostle Paul delivered the famous 'What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you' speech, after seeing an altar 'to the Unknown God'.
The term "Areopagus" also refers to the judicial body of aristocratic origin, the power of which was enhanced by Solon, or the higher court of Greece.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Areopagus   (392 words)

 Why Areopagus?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Areopagus is Greek for "hill of Ares" and was an actual location where the god stood trial for murder.
The Areopagus itself is a rocky hill, 370 ft (113 m) high, northwest of the Acropolis in Athens It is famous as the sacred meeting place of the city's prime council.
In 480 B.C.E. the Areopagus enabled the manning of the fleet for the battle of Salamis, and it recovered much of its influence in the war years.
www.areopagus.net /areopagus.htm   (295 words)

 Areopagus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Areopagus represented in the 5th and 6th cent.
B.C. the Areopagus enabled the manning of the fleet for the battle of Salamis, and it recovered much of its influence in the war years.
Pericles was a leader in this democratizing movement; Aeschylus was an opponent, and he brought his trilogy of dramas to a close (in The Eumenides) with an appeal for the preservation of the ancient traditions of the Areopagus.
www.bartleby.com /65/ar/Areopagu.html   (250 words)

Areopagus is a campus ministry that proclaims the good news of Jesus Christ and equips Iowa State University students, faculty and staff to celebrate God's claim over every aspect of life and work in the university community.
Areopagus First Sunday of the Month Lunches for college students and their spouses will be held at Randy and Karen Gabrielse's home (directions).
The Areopagus Lecture Series brings Christian academics to Iowa State to present their professional work in a public setting where the implications of faith for their work are apparent to followers of Christ and to other members of the university community.
www.isu-areopagus.org   (267 words)

 Areopagus - The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition - HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
AREOPAGUS [Areopagus] [Gr.,=hill of Ares], rocky hill, 370 ft (113 m) high, NW of the Acropolis of Athens, famous as the sacred meeting place of the prime council of Athens.
The change in the method of choosing the archons in 487 BC caused the beginning of the decline of the Areopagus.
In 480 BC the Areopagus enabled the manning of the fleet for the battle of Salamis, and it recovered much of its influence in the war years.
www.highbeam.com /doc/1E1:Areopagu/Areopagus.html?refid=ip_hf   (227 words)

 Religious cults and sects - Areopagus II America
The original Areopagus was an established and respected council in Athens, as well as a place for the exchange of information and commentary on various new religious views and philosophies.
Areopagus II America (AIIA) is a contemporary adapted construct of the original Areopagus.
Areopagus Proclamation, a monthly thoughtletter mailed free of charge to all who request it, along with The Maine Witmer Family Report-a diary and album based on the Witmer family's ongoing effort to live out the Christian faith.
www.apologeticsindex.org /a17.html   (467 words)

 Summary: The Council of the Areopagus
A Summary of: The Council of the Areopagus
Originally, it was the central governing body of Athens, but under the democracy, it was a primarily the court with jurisdiction over cases of homicide and certain other serious crimes.
Christopher W. Blackwell, Summary of “The Council of the Areopagus” (A. Mahoney and R. Scaife, edd., The Stoa: a consortium for scholarly publication in the humanities [www.stoa.org]) edition of January 26, 2003.
www.stoa.org /projects/demos/summary_areopagus?greekEncoding=UnicodeC   (203 words)

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Now the question is, “Is this Areopagus a place or a group of people?” Well, the simple fact is, the term “Areopagus” was used in two distinct ways in Greek literature, both of which we should be aware to fully comprehend its meaning in any given writing.
The Areopagus could only be safely reached from the agora (a plateau or market place between the Areopagus and the Acropolis) by a staircase of sixteen worn steps hewn out of the natural rock.
The Areopagus could call any governmental body to testify, and, because decisions of the court were final, its indirect power over the state is thought to have been considerable.
www.asiteforthelord.com /sys-tmpl/theareopagus   (886 words)

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 "Areopagite, Areopagus" Defined
AREOPAGITE - A senator, or a judge of the Areopagus.
Demosthenes, in his harangue against Aristocrates, before the Areopagus, speaks of the founders of that tribunal as unknown.
It is variously represented; some considered as having been a model of justice and perfection, while others look upon it as an aristocratic court, which had a very extended jurisdiction over all crimes and offences, and which exercised an absolute power.
www.lectlaw.com /def/a206.htm   (158 words)

 Areopagus II America
Areopagus (Hill of Ares / Mars Hill) became prominent in ancient Greece well before the time of Christ as an established and highly respected judicial court and legislative council.
Areopagus II America (AIIA), or the AIIA Institute, is a contemporary adapted construct of the original Areopagus.
Areopagus II America is a transdenominational, non-profit organization whose mission it is to persuade people from all walks of life of Christian truth, to assist the Church in doing the same, and to promote understanding and goodwill between Christians and those espousing non-Christian worldviews.
www.kynd.net /monson/ministries/aiia.html   (1013 words)

 Areopagus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Aristotle is not very clear as to what he means when he says that the Areopagus lost “all its added powers which made it the safeguard of the constitution’ (ἅπαντα περιεῖλε τὰ ἐπίθετα δι᾽ ὧν ἦν ἡ τῆς πολιτείας φυλακή) (Aristot.
Since Aristotle says that the authority to “safeguard the laws’ passed from the Areopagus to the Council and the Courts with the reforms of Ephialtes (Aristot.
There is no reason why both of these causes could not have influenced the Athenians’ willingness to shift power from the Areopagus to the Council, but the ancient theory of Aristotle and the modern theory of Rhodes offer a convincing symmetry.
idcs0100.lib.iup.edu /AncGreece/council.htm   (2793 words)

 Ancient Greece: Athens
The Areopagus consisted of a varying number of members, and it elected nine archons, or "rulers," to run the state.
The archons, however, always had to submit to the approval or veto of the Areopagus, and they also became members of the Areopagus when their term in office expired, so, in reality, the Areopagus ruled the country.
The situation was a powder-keg waiting to go off; suffering under unmanageable debts, sold into slavery, with the government under the control of the wealthy people that were the causes of their problems, the average Athenian farmer was primed for revolution.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/GREECE/ATHENS.HTM   (1331 words)

 Areopagus Timisoara   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In May 2006 CRISDU Areopagus was affiliated to the Romanian Federation of Psychotherapy, being also in the process of acreditation.
The Areopagus Centre is a nongovernmental, non-profit organisation seeking to study the religious phenomena and to contribute to the enhancement of the role played by the religious communities in Romania and South Eastern Europe.
Areopagus was founded in 1997 by a group of Christians preoccupied to present the Gospel in a relevant way to our contemporary society and culture.
areopagus.ro /index.php?lang=en&option=com_frontpage&task=view&Itemid=1   (349 words)

 Areopagus (Mars Hill) - Athens, Greece
The Areopagus or Areios Pagos is the "Hill of Ares" or Mars Hill, located northwest of the Acropolis in Athens.
At the foot of the Areopagus was a temple dedicated to the Erinyes where murderers used to find shelter so as not to face the consequences of their actions.
The Areopagus is the bald marble hill across from the entrance to the Acropolis.
www.sacred-destinations.com /greece/athens-areopagus-mars-hill.htm   (705 words)

 Perseus Lookup Tool   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Athens, Athens, South Slope: South slope of the Areopagus, from N [Image] (4.49)
Athens, North Houses: Irregular units sharing walls; on southern edge of the Agora, north of the Areopagus.
Athens, Athens, South Slope: South slope of the Areopagus, from NW [Image] (3.59)
www.perseus.tufts.edu /cgi-bin/vor?lookup=areopagus   (286 words)

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This study deals with the Epicureans in the Areopagus Speech in Acts 17, especially in terms of Christian preaching on "theodicy" as this met with Epicurean denials of the same.
As regards the content of the Areopagus Speech, Luke describes Paul presenting in Hellenistic modes of thought "new teaching" (Acts 17:19) to Greeks at Athens, comparable to the way Paul heralded the Christian gospel in a Jewish mode of expression in the cultural contexts of synagogues.
The literary occasion of the Areopagus speech is Paul's "provocation" at seeing a city "full of idols" (17:16), which suggests that the speech will have a polemical cast to it concerning the true God.
www.nd.edu /~jneyrey1/epicureans.html   (6977 words)

 Acts 17:22 Paul stood in the middle of the Areopagus
Paul stood in the middle of the Areopagus, and said, "You men of Athens, I perceive that you are very religious in all things.
And Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus, and said, Ye men of Athens, in all things, I perceive that ye are very religious.
And Paul got to his feet on Mars' Hill and said, O men of Athens, I see that you are overmuch given to fear of the gods.
bible.cc /acts/17-22.htm   (280 words)

 «Areopagus Speech» in African Religious Context
On an elevated spot in Athens, the Areopagus hill, Paul delivered a speech that could be considered as one of the earliest presentations of a Comparative Theology of Religions in the New Testament.
In this speech in Athens (to be referred to as "the Areopagus speech") Paul interpreted the concept of God among the non-Jews in a positive light.
There is a striking similarity between the function assigned to God in the Areopagus speech and his role as found in the name given to him in Igbo language.
www.afrikaworld.net /afrel/areopagus.htm   (7425 words)

The Areopagus is both a small rocky hill, adjacent to the Acropolis, and a Council with certain judicial functions which met there.
The word Areopagus means "Hill of Ares," god of war.
We listened to a reading of Acts 17:22-31, Paul's sermon, including the well-known reference to "an unknown god," as we stood at the bottom of the ancient rock stairs leading to the flat top of the Areopagus hill.
www.abrock.com /Greece-Turkey/athens.html   (1536 words)

 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2000.01.01   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The very formulation of the Areopagus as the aristocracy (admittedly true before Cleisthenes) and the Assembly as demos, implicit in Wallace, Braun, and Meier, may be quite overdrawn.
While further "democratization" of the Areopagus was in the offing around the time the Oresteia was produced, Ephialtes' reforms had apparently checked the authority of the Areopagus in its oversight of the laws and magistrates, thus preempting the political consequences of a more populist Areopagus.
Braun concludes that Aeschylus' dramatic intervention (my word) on behalf of the Areopagus sprang from his belief that this Solonian establishment was intended to preserve constitutional order, and the order of the day was the Democracy, threatened by the prospect of civil war.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/2000/2000-01-01.html   (3474 words)

In 462 BC, Ephialtes put through reforms which deprived the Areopagus of almost all its functions except that of a murder tribunal.
The Areopagus, like most city-state institutions, continued to function in Roman times, and it was at that location that the Apostle Paul delivered his famous speech:
There is also the Hill of Ares, so named because Ares was the first to be tried here; my narrative has already told that he killed Halirrhothius, and what were his grounds for this act.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/LX/Areopagus.html   (455 words)

 Areopagus II America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the New Testament Bible Book of Acts, chapter 17, there is related an account of the apostle Paul's visit to the Areopagus, and of his effective proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in that forum.
The Executive Director and Founder of Areopagus II America is Daryl E. Witmer.
Areopagus II America is a non-profit corporation supported by interested churches and friends.
home.comcast.net /~neirr/areopags.htm   (965 words)

 Acts 17:19 They took hold of him, and brought him
And they took hold of him, and brought him unto the Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new teaching is, which is spoken by thee?
Acts 17:19 YLT: having also taken him, unto the Areopagus they brought 'him', saying, 'Are we able to know what 'is' this new teaching that is spoken by thee,
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bible.cc /acts/17-19.htm   (281 words)

 The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible: Areopagus @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This term refers both to the “Hill of Ares”; located northwest of the Acropolis in Athens and to the Council that met on the hill until the fourth century CE.
During the seventh century BCE, the Council probably watched over the laws of the city; in 462/461 BCE, the Areopagus lost its guardianship of the laws.
According to the author of the Athenian Constitution, it retained the power to hear cases of deliberate wounding, homicide, poisoning that resulted in death, arson, and digging up or cutting down of the sacred olive trees of Athena.
www.highbeam.com /doc/1O97:Areopagus/Areopagus+.html?refid=ip_hf   (205 words)

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