National Geographic : 1922 Dec
Photograph from Alexander Wilbourne Weddell WHERE THE ANCIENT COURT Of THE AREOPAGUS SAT (SEE TEXT,PAGE 597) The court is said to derive its name from the fact that Ares (the Mars of the Greeks) was the firstperson tried here. Popular tradition also assigns this as the spot from which St. Paul, in the spring of A. D . 54, delivered a sermon of which we have anaccount intheseventeenth chapter of Acts. In the distance is the Parnes Range, while on the right, and immediately below, is the Theseion, one ofthemost perfectly preserved monuments of ancient times.