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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient port of east-central Greece in Boeotia. According to tradition, it was the embarkation point for the Greek fleet during the Trojan War.

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Examples

  • The Greek people and democracy have become sacrificial victims similar to Euripides's heroine in Iphigenia in Aulis.

    Greece is standing up to EU neocolonialism | Costas Douzinas and Petros Papaconstantinou

  • The established T'ang Quartet, also from Singapore, excelled in two contemporary works, the folk-inspired Some Aspects of Peltoniemi Hintrik's Funeral March by yet another 1930s boy, Aulis Sallinen (b 1935), and the third string quartet by Bright Sheng (b 1955) which mixed Chinese and western techniques to nimbly embroidered effect.

    Philip Glass Ensemble: the Qatsi trilogy; BBCSO/Volkov; Melvyn Tan; T'ang Quartet; Bo Skovhus; Montreal SO/Nagano; Llyr William; Ten Plagues – review

  • I'll never forget the power of certain moments: in Mitchell's production of Euripides' Iphigenia at Aulis, Clytemnestra is secured inside a building, distraught at her daughter's kidnap; then it starts raining through a hole in the roof, with helicopters blasting through from outside.

    The artists's artist: theatre directors

  • It's hard to believe they've actually done terrific new operas like Catan's lovely Florencia en al Amazonas and the very powerful Kullervo by an opera composer with a proven track record, Aulis Sallinen.

    Be afraid. Be very afraid.

  • Euripides Iphigénie à Aulis (trans. by Jean and Mayotte Bollack).

    Ariane Mnouchkine.

  • November 16, 1990: Iphigénie à Aulis, by Euripides at the Cartoucherie.

    Ariane Mnouchkine.

  • Traditionally, her voice has been ignored; the original Greek tragedy, Iphigenia at Aulis, concentrates on the pain of her father, Agamemnon, as he decides whether or not to have his daughter killed so that he can go to war.

    Self-promoting like a self-promoter.

  • Clytemnestra thinks her murder of Agamemnon justified because he had sacrificed Iphigenia, their daughter, whom he had lured to Aulis by the false promise that she was to marry Achilles.

    Anne Carson - or another Sudan seminar

  • Something in my cellular memory gut tells me this is exactly the kind of heavy dull weather they were having in Aulis or where ever the Hades it was that Agamemnon's fleet was to embark from...and what the conditions were like when Iphigenia was murdered.

    My film is "awesome!"

  • Yet he went and took my daughter from our house to the fleet at Aulis, persuading me that Achilles was to wed her; and there he held her o'er the pyre, and cut Iphigenia's snowy throat.

    Electra

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