462 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 6th century BC5th century BC4th century BC
Decades: 490s BC  480s BC  470s BC  – 460s BC –  450s BC  440s BC  430s BC
Years: 465 BC 464 BC 463 BC462 BC461 BC 460 BC 459 BC
462 BC by topic
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462 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 462 BC
Ab urbe condita 292
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4289
Bahá'í calendar −2305 – −2304
Bengali calendar −1054
Berber calendar 489
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 83
Burmese calendar −1099
Byzantine calendar 5047–5048
Chinese calendar 戊寅(Earth Tiger)
2235 or 2175
    — to —
己卯年 (Earth Rabbit)
2236 or 2176
Coptic calendar −745 – −744
Discordian calendar 705
Ethiopian calendar −469 – −468
Hebrew calendar 3299–3300
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −405 – −404
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2640–2641
Holocene calendar 9539
Igbo calendar −1461 – −1460
Iranian calendar 1083 BP – 1082 BP
Islamic calendar 1116 BH – 1115 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 1872
Minguo calendar 2373 before ROC
民前2373年
Thai solar calendar 82

Year 462 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Tricipitinus and Cicurinus (or, less frequently, year 292 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 462 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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  • The Spartans try to conquer the mountain stronghold of Mt Ithome in Messenia, where a large force of rebellious helots have taken refuge. They ask their allies from the Persian Wars, including the Athenians, to help.
  • Kimon seeks the support of Athens' citizens to providing help to Sparta. Although Ephialtes maintains that Sparta is Athens' rival for power and should be left to fend for itself, Kimon's view prevails. Kimon then leads 4,000 hoplites to Mount Ithome.
  • After an attempt to storm Mt. Ithome fails, the Spartans start to distrust the Athenians over concerns that they may take the side of the helots. Retaining their other allies, the Spartans sent Kimon and his men home. This insulting rebuff causes the collapse of Kimon's popularity at Athens. Outrage over the dismissal swings Athenian opinion towards Ephialtes' views.
  • Ephialtes passes a law in the Athenian ecclesia, which reforms the Areopagus, limiting its power to judging cases of homicide and religious crimes. He considers the Areopagus to be the centre of conservatism and Ephialtes' victory is seen as a defeat for the conservatives and the members of the oligarchy.
  • Argos, taking advantage of Spartan preoccupation with the revolt of its helots, finally conquers Mycenae. The inhabitants of the town are dispersed, with some finding their way into Macedonia.
  • Pericles starts to effectively be the leader of Athens.

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