417 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
417 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 417 BC
Ab urbe condita 337
Ancient Egypt era XXVII dynasty, 109
- Pharaoh Darius II of Persia, 7
Ancient Greek era 90th Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar 4334
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −1009
Berber calendar 534
Buddhist calendar 128
Burmese calendar −1054
Byzantine calendar 5092–5093
Chinese calendar 癸亥(Water Pig)
2280 or 2220
    — to —
甲子年 (Wood Rat)
2281 or 2221
Coptic calendar −700 – −699
Discordian calendar 750
Ethiopian calendar −424 – −423
Hebrew calendar 3344–3345
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −360 – −359
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2684–2685
Holocene calendar 9584
Iranian calendar 1038 BP – 1037 BP
Islamic calendar 1070 BH – 1069 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 1917
Minguo calendar 2328 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1884
Thai solar calendar 126–127
Tibetan calendar 阴水猪年
(female Water-Pig)
−290 or −671 or −1443
    — to —
(male Wood-Rat)
−289 or −670 or −1442

Year 417 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Tribunate of Tricipitinus, Lanatus, Crassus (or Cicurinus) and Axilla (or, less frequently, year 337 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 417 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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  • Following the loss by Athens and its allies in the Battle of Mantinea, a political "tug of war" takes place in Athens. Alcibiades joins forces with Nicias against Hyperbolus, the successor of the demagogue politician Cleon as champion of the common people. Hyperbolus tries to bring about the ostracism of either Nicias or Alcibiades, but the two men combine their influence and induce the Athenian people to expel Hyperbolus instead.