AREOPAGUS AND PNYX
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The Areopagus. Geologically speaking, the Areopagus Hill is a huge block of grey grey blue marble veined in red, which dominates the Agora of Athens. Politically, it was above all the high place of Athenian democracy: the Areopagus was in fact the high legal authority that judged the gods, heroes and men accused of murder. At the top of the hill that took the judges' names, there was the stone of contempt, the seat of the accused, and the stone of resentment, the seat of the accuser. Saint Paul addressed the Athenians for the first time in 54 AD from this hill.
The Pnyx Hill. Place where the People's Assembly met and where votes were held, by show of hands. We can still see the speakers' stands. Below, Athens extends on both sides and opposite stands the Acropolis. Nowadays, this green hill, wooded with olive trees, is a haven of tranquillity and a pleasant walk.
The Muses Hill, or Philopappu Hill, has a funeral monument dedicated to a Roman benefactor from the city of Athens, of the same name. All around, Philoppapou Park is an oasis of greenery and freshness. Do not hesitate to get lost in its depths, according to the dirt roads that run through it.
Not far away, the Nymphs' Hill bears, on its summit, a beautiful observatory, of neoclassical architecture, dating back to the 19th century. These hills offer an incredible view of the city and the Parthenon.
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