The Boule, or Council, of the Areopagus (r) Ev 'Ap€icp Il6.
The relation of the Ephetae to the court of the Areopagus is obscure; cf.
In 324 the Areopagus, after inquiry, reported that nine men had taken bribes from Harpalus, the fugitive treasurer of Alexander.
It is even said that, being accused of murder, he was ready to be tried by the Areopagus.
Its political importance really was that it transferred the protection of the constitution from the Areopagus to the Ecclesia.