460 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
460 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar460 BC
Ab urbe condita294
Ancient Egypt eraXXVII dynasty, 66
- PharaohArtaxerxes I of Persia, 6
Ancient Greek era80th Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar4291
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−1052
Berber calendar491
Buddhist calendar85
Burmese calendar−1097
Byzantine calendar5049–5050
Chinese calendar庚辰年 (Metal Dragon)
2237 or 2177
    — to —
辛巳年 (Metal Snake)
2238 or 2178
Coptic calendar−743 – −742
Discordian calendar707
Ethiopian calendar−467 – −466
Hebrew calendar3301–3302
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−403 – −402
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2641–2642
Holocene calendar9541
Iranian calendar1081 BP – 1080 BP
Islamic calendar1114 BH – 1113 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar1874
Minguo calendar2371 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1927
Thai solar calendar83–84
Tibetan calendar阳金龙年
(male Iron-Dragon)
−333 or −714 or −1486
    — to —
(female Iron-Snake)
−332 or −713 or −1485

Year 460 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Poplicola and Sabinus (or, less frequently, year 294 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 460 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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Persian Empire[edit]

  • Egypt revolts against Persian rule. The Egyptian leader, Inaros, asks Athens for assistance, which is willingly provided as Athens has plans to trade with and colonise Egypt. A force of 200 Athenian triremes, which is campaigning in Cyprus, is immediately ordered to Egypt to render assistance.
  • Achaemenes, Persian satrap (governor) of Egypt, is defeated and slain in a battle at Papremis, on the banks of the Nile River, by Egyptian forces.
  • The construction of the ceremonial complex of Apadana (the audience hall of Darius I and Xerxes I) in Persepolis is completed.


Roman Republic[edit]


  • Ducetius, a Hellenised leader of the Siculi, an ancient people of Sicily, takes advantage of the confusion that follows the collapse of the tyranny in Syracuse and other Sicilian states. With the support of the Syracusan democracy, he drives out the colonists of the former tyrant Hieron from Catana and restores it to its original inhabitants.

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