Aulis participated in the Trojan War and is listed in the Homeric Catalogue of Ships (Il. 2.496). At the port of Aulis, which the poet calls "rocky", the ships of the Achaeans were gathered for the expedition against Troy. There, the soothsayer Calchas offered hecatombs on the sacred altars around the spring with the plane-tree (Il. 2.303-332).
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