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Areopagus, small hill northwest of the Acropolis in Athens, where the supreme council of the city passed judgment on matters of state, religion, and morality. The name came to refer to the council itself. The Areopagus tried homicide cases, and it had a legislative veto and powers of impeachment.

See also: Solon.

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