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  1. a port in ancient Boeotia, in E central Greece: the Greek fleet set out from here for Troy during the Trojan War.
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Historical Examples

  • And as the curtain rose, "And here are the gulfs of Aulis, and the Greek host."

    The Coryston Family

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • He is dead and his marriage that was made at Aulis is of no effect.

  • It is a small town of the Tanagræans, at the distance of 30 stadia from Aulis.

  • He begins from Hyria and Aulis, of which we have already spoken.

  • Iphigeneia was brought to Aulis, he says, under the pretence that she was to wed Achilles.

British Dictionary definitions for aulis


  1. an ancient town in E central Greece, in Boeotia: traditionally the harbour from which the Greeks sailed at the beginning of the Trojan war
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