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|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||6th century BC – 5th century BC – 4th century BC|
|Decades:||480s BC 470s BC 460s BC – 450s BC – 440s BC 430s BC 420s BC|
|Years:||461 BC 460 BC 459 BC – 458 BC – 457 BC 456 BC 455 BC|
|458 BC by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
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|Births – Deaths|
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|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Gregorian calendar||458 BC|
|Ab urbe condita||296|
|Bahá'í calendar||-2301 – -2300|
|English Regnal year||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||壬午年 (Water Horse)
2239 or 2179
— to —
癸未年 (Water Goat)
2240 or 2180
|Coptic calendar||-741 – -740|
|Ethiopian calendar||-465 – -464|
|- Vikram Samvat||-401 – -400|
|- Shaka Samvat||N/A|
|- Kali Yuga||2644–2645|
|Igbo calendar||-1457 – -1456|
|Iranian calendar||1079 BP – 1078 BP|
|Islamic calendar||1112 BH – 1111 BH|
|Minguo calendar||2369 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||86|
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Year 458 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Rutilus and Carvetus (or, less frequently, year 296 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 458 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.
- Pleistoanax succeeds his father Pleistarchus as king of Sparta.
- Pericles continues Ephialtes' democratising activities by making the archonship a paid office and the lower class of Athenian citizens eligible to hold the office.
- The Athenians start constructing the Long Walls to protect the route from their city to the port city of Piraeus.
- Aegina joins the Peloponnesian alliance, but their combined fleet is defeated by the Athenians in the Battle of Aegina. The Athenians, under the command of Leosthenes, land on the island of Aegina and besiege and defeat the city. Aegina is forced to pay tribute to Athens.
- The Roman general Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus is summoned by the Roman Senate to defend the city from attack by the approaching Aequi. He is named dictator of Rome for six months. He goes on to defeat the enemy in a single day at the Battle of Mons Algidus and celebrates a triumph in Rome. Sixteen days after the battle, he resigns his dictatorship and returns to his farm.
- The Athenian playwright Aeschylus completes his trilogy The Oresteia (which comprise Agamemnon, Choephoroi (The Libation Bearers) and The Eumenides).