414 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 6th century BC5th century BC4th century BC
Decades: 440s BC  430s BC  420s BC  – 410s BC –  400s BC  390s BC  380s BC
Years: 417 BC 416 BC 415 BC414 BC413 BC 412 BC 411 BC
414 BC by topic
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414 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 414 BC
Ab urbe condita 340
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4337
Bahá'í calendar −2257 – −2256
Bengali calendar −1006
Berber calendar 537
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 131
Burmese calendar −1051
Byzantine calendar 5095–5096
Chinese calendar 丙寅(Fire Tiger)
2283 or 2223
    — to —
丁卯年 (Fire Rabbit)
2284 or 2224
Coptic calendar −697 – −696
Discordian calendar 753
Ethiopian calendar −421 – −420
Hebrew calendar 3347–3348
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −357 – −356
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2688–2689
Holocene calendar 9587
Igbo calendar −1413 – −1412
Iranian calendar 1035 BP – 1034 BP
Islamic calendar 1067 BH – 1066 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 1920
Minguo calendar 2325 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 130

Year 414 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Tribunate of Cossus, Ambustus, Potitus and Albinus (or, less frequently, year 340 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 414 BC for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.


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  • Athens responds to appeals from its general, Nicias, by sending out 73 vessels to Sicily under the command of Demosthenes to assist Nicias and his forces with the siege of Syracuse.
  • The Athenian army moves to capture Syracuse while the larger fleet of Athenian ships blocks the approach to the city from the sea. After some initial success, the Athenian troops become disorganised in the chaotic night operation and are thoroughly routed by Gylippus, the Spartan commander. The Athenian commander Lamachus is killed. Nicias, although ill, is left in sole charge of the siege of Syracuse.

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