446 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
446 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 446 BC
Ab urbe condita 308
Ancient Egypt era XXVII dynasty, 80
- Pharaoh Artaxerxes I of Persia, 20
Ancient Greek era 83rd Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar 4305
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −1038
Berber calendar 505
Buddhist calendar 99
Burmese calendar −1083
Byzantine calendar 5063–5064
Chinese calendar 甲午(Wood Horse)
2251 or 2191
    — to —
乙未年 (Wood Goat)
2252 or 2192
Coptic calendar −729 – −728
Discordian calendar 721
Ethiopian calendar −453 – −452
Hebrew calendar 3315–3316
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −389 – −388
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2655–2656
Holocene calendar 9555
Iranian calendar 1067 BP – 1066 BP
Islamic calendar 1100 BH – 1099 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 1888
Minguo calendar 2357 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1913
Thai solar calendar 97–98
Tibetan calendar 阳木马年
(male Wood-Horse)
−319 or −700 or −1472
    — to —
(female Wood-Goat)
−318 or −699 or −1471

Year 446 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Barbatus and Fusus (or, less frequently, year 308 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 446 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]


  • Achaea achieves its independence from Athens, while Euboea, crucial to Athenian control of the sea and food supplies, revolts against Athens. Pericles crosses over to Euboea with his troops.
  • Megara joins the revolt against Athens. The strategic importance of Megara is immediately demonstrated by the appearance, for the first time in 12 years, of a Spartan army under King Pleistoanax in Attica. The threat from the Spartan army leads Pericles to arrange, by bribery and by negotiation, that Athens will give up its mainland possessions and confine itself to a largely maritime empire.
  • The Spartan army retires, so Pericles crosses back to Euboea with 50 ships and 5,000 soldiers, cracking down any opposition. He punishes the landowners of Chalcis, who lose their properties, while the residents of Histiaea are uprooted and replaced by 2,000 Athenian settlers.
  • After hearing that the Spartan army had accepted bribes from Pericles, Pleistoanax, the King of Sparta, is impeached by the citizens of Sparta, but flees to exile in Arcadia. His military adviser, Cleandridas also flees and is condemned to death in his absence.


Roman Republic[edit]