Areopagite Law and Legal Definition

Dionysius the Areopagite was the judge of the Areopagus who was converted to Christianity by the preaching of the St. Paul. It is believed that Areopagite belongs at the very earliest to the latter half of the fifth century, and that he was a native of Syria. Areopagite was thoroughly versed in the sacred books of the Old and New Testament. Areopagus is the earliest aristocratic council of ancient Athens.