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Mars Hill, Athens, from which Paul addressed the superstitious Athenians
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Mars Hill, Athens, from which Paul addressed the superstitious Athenians
Title:
Mars Hill, Athens, from which Paul addressed the superstitious Athenians [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
G Temples Greece
Temple Of Hephaestus (Athens, Greece)
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.7 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Acts, xvii:22.)--From the top of Mars Hill, overlooking the classic and beautiful Athens, was preached perhaps the greatest sermon that was ever uttered by the lips of man. It was delivered in the presence of philosophers and from the top of the rock you see in the picture. It was in this place the ancient Athenians were accustomed to hold their court. Standing on Mars Hill, St. Paul was in full view of all the great works of art that made Greece famous. The Parthenon, crowning the Acropolis, was to the east, the temple of Theseus was to the northwest and the rostrum from which Demosthenes thundered was to the southwest. When St. Paul was here all these works of art and historic places had not suffered from the disintegrating effects of time."
Looking down on Athens from Mars Hill; at right is the Temple of Theseus
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5602 LVii328CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries