444 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
444 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 444 BC
Ab urbe condita 310
Ancient Egypt era XXVII dynasty, 82
- Pharaoh Artaxerxes I of Persia, 22
Ancient Greek era 84th Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar 4307
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −1036
Berber calendar 507
Buddhist calendar 101
Burmese calendar −1081
Byzantine calendar 5065–5066
Chinese calendar 丙申(Fire Monkey)
2253 or 2193
    — to —
丁酉年 (Fire Rooster)
2254 or 2194
Coptic calendar −727 – −726
Discordian calendar 723
Ethiopian calendar −451 – −450
Hebrew calendar 3317–3318
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −387 – −386
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2657–2658
Holocene calendar 9557
Iranian calendar 1065 BP – 1064 BP
Islamic calendar 1098 BH – 1097 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 1890
Minguo calendar 2355 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1911
Thai solar calendar 99–100
Tibetan calendar 阳火猴年
(male Fire-Monkey)
−317 or −698 or −1470
    — to —
(female Fire-Rooster)
−316 or −697 or −1469

Year 444 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Tribunate of Atratinus, Siculus and Luscus and the Year of the Consulship of Mugillanus and Atratinus (or, less frequently, year 310 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 444 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 conservative and democratic factions in Athens confront each other. The ambitious new leader of the conservatives, Thucydides, accuses the leader of the democratic faction, Pericles, of profligacy and criticises the way Pericles is spending money on his ambitious building plans for the city. Thucydides manages, initially, to gain the support of the ecclesia. Pericles responds by proposing to reimburse the city for all the expenses from his private property, on the condition that he would make the inscriptions of dedication in his own name. His stance is supported by the ecclesia, so Thucydides' efforts to dislodge Pericles from power are defeated.

Persian empire[edit]