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The name Areopagus translates into the Hill of Ares. Romans used the expression Mars Hill, since Mars was Roman equivalent to God of War Ares. In the old times Aeropagus was the council of elders, equivalent to Roman Senate. I heard this name for the first time from the Bible. St Paul, who was Greek, has travelled a lot in Mediterranean and of course he visited Athens as well which is described in Acts 17: 16-21. In fact, St Paul was invited to give a speech at Areopagus. You can read his speech in Acts 17: 22-34.
Today Areopagus is a rocky hill near Acropolis, where tourists and you people come to enjoy a spectacular panorama of Athens especially at sunset. This photo was taken towards Acropolis in the late evening. I was not able to stay until sunset because in that evening I met an old Greek friend of mine for souvlaki.

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