Areopagus

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English[edit]

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Phryne revealed before the Areopagus (1861) by Jean-Léon Gérôme. The painting depicts Phryne, a famous hetaera of Ancient Greece, on trial before the Areopagus.

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Άρειος Πάγος (Áreios Págos, Areios Pagos), the "Rock of Ares", which in classical times functioned as the high Court of Appeal for criminal and civil cases in Athens.

Noun[edit]

Areopagus

  1. The supreme judicial and legislative council of ancient Athens

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