Origin of Areopagus
Examples from the Web for areopagus
He also presided over the primitive council of the state, which was identical with the council of the Areopagus.
Another is in the wall of a cottage, and is relative to a member of the Areopagus, who erected a statue to his wife.Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II)|Charles Bucke
Here the ancient court of the Areopagus, composed of the most eminent of the Athenians, held its sessions.The Old World and Its Ways|William Jennings Bryan
In Athens on the Areopagus there is to this day a relic of antiquity with a mud roof.Ten Books on Architecture|Vitruvius
The Acropolis, with its splendid temples, was on Paul's right and in full view as he preached on the Areopagus.The Bible Story|Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
British Dictionary definitions for areopagus
- the hill to the northwest of the Acropolis in Athens
- (in ancient Athens) the judicial council whose members (Areopagites) met on this hill
Word Origin for Areopagus
Word Origin and History for areopagus
1640s, Greek, Areios pagos "the hill of Ares," west of the Acropolis in Athens, where the highest judicial court sat; second element from pagos "rocky hill." Sense extended to "any important tribunal."