454 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 6th century BC5th century BC4th century BC
Decades: 480s BC  470s BC  460s BC  – 450s BC –  440s BC  430s BC  420s BC
Years: 457 BC 456 BC 455 BC454 BC453 BC 452 BC 451 BC
454 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 454 BC
Ab urbe condita 300
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4297
Bahá'í calendar −2297 – −2296
Bengali calendar −1046
Berber calendar 497
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 91
Burmese calendar −1091
Byzantine calendar 5055–5056
Chinese calendar 丙戌(Fire Dog)
2243 or 2183
    — to —
丁亥年 (Fire Pig)
2244 or 2184
Coptic calendar −737 – −736
Discordian calendar 713
Ethiopian calendar −461 – −460
Hebrew calendar 3307–3308
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −397 – −396
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2648–2649
Holocene calendar 9547
Igbo calendar −1453 – −1452
Iranian calendar 1075 BP – 1074 BP
Islamic calendar 1108 BH – 1107 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 1880
Minguo calendar 2365 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 90

Year 454 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Capitolinus and Varus (or, less frequently, year 300 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 454 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.


By place[edit]

Persian Empire[edit]

  • Persian rule in Egypt is finally restored by Megabyzus, satrap of Syria, after a prolonged struggle which has included dealing with a military intervention by Athens. The leader of the revolt, Inaros, is crucified by the Persians.
  • Decree issued by Artaxerxes I, King of Persia that authorized the rebuilding of both the city of Jerusalem and the Temple was given to Nehemiah. c.f. Nehemiah 2:1-20


  • Pericles leads a naval expedition in the Corinthian Gulf, in which Athens defeats Achaea. He then attacks Sicyon and Acarnania, after which he unsuccessfully tries to take Oeniadea on the Corinthian Gulf, before returning to Athens.
  • Pericles declares that the Delian League's considerable treasury at Delos is not safe from the Persian navy and has the treasury transferred to Athens, thus strengthening Athens' power over the League.
  • The treasury of the Delian League is moved from Delos to Athens.

Roman Republic[edit]

  • The Roman Plebs, suffering from a number of economic and financial ills, force the city’s patricians to begin the reform and codification of the law. As a first act, a three-man commission is sent to Athens to study that city's laws.