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 Ἄρειος Πάγος (Áreios Págos, literally 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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