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[3] Aulide. Aulis was a town and harbour in Boeotia, over-against Chalcis, a city of Euboea.

Having mentioned, in a former note, the detention of the Grecian fleet in this port, and the intended sacrifice, we may here observe, that, when Iphigenia was conducted to the altar, Diana, out of compassion, put a hart in her place. The virgin was afterwards made her priestess. Hence our poet, speaking of the same event, says,

Supposita fertur mulasse Mycaenida cerva.

So say Martial, Juvenal, and several other poets Yet Virgil and Propertius tell us that she was actually sacrificed.

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