Areopagus

or Mars' Hill. The seat of a famous tribunal in Athens; so called because the first cause tried there was that of Mars or Ares, accused by Neptune of the death of his son Halirrhothius.

“Then Panl stood in the midst of Mars' Hill.” —Acts xvii. 22.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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