Areiopagos (Athens) 242 Monastiraki - Άρειος πάγος

Ἄρειος πάγος - Areiopagos, Areiopagos Hill, court, and assembly place at the Areopagos in Athens, Attiki
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Latitude: 37.972000
Longitude: 23.723000
Confidence: High

Greek name: Ἄρειος πάγος
Place ID: 380237LAre
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Region: Attica
Country: Greece
Department: Athens C
Mod: Monastiraki

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Modern Description: The open-air jury court of the same name was probably held on the top of the rocky Areopagus Hill. Around the hill were found many Mycenaean and Geometric graves, and the remains of buildings dating from the Classical to the Late Roman period. Near the SW corner of the Agora an 'Oval House'; of the 8th c. B.C. and the Triangular Shrine of the Classical period were excavated. To the W of the Areopagus Hill at a distance of 300 m was found the Temple of Artemis Aristoboule, and among the houses on the S slope of the hill the Amyneion was uncovered as well as the Shrine probably of Herakles Alexikakos, over which the Baccheion was built in Roman times. There are also the remains of a fountain and another small temple.
[Judith Binder: Areopagus: Hill named after Ares: Paus. 1.28.5 + Paus. 1.29.1; Paus. 7.25.1 + 2; cf. Paus. 1.21.4; on present-day plans the name Areopagus refers only to the peak of this large sprawling hill which in fact slopes down all the way to the Eridanos River on the north and down to the Areopagus-Pnyx Valley on the west; the Areopagus south slope has been overlooked because it merges with the Akropolis west slope]
Wikidata ID: Q202487
Trismegistos Geo: 364
Manto: 8190499

Info: Princeton Encyclopedia

(Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, from Perseus Project)

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