461 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
461 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar461 BC
Ab urbe condita293
Ancient Egypt eraXXVII dynasty, 65
- PharaohArtaxerxes I of Persia, 5
Ancient Greek era79th Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar4290
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−1053
Berber calendar490
Buddhist calendar84
Burmese calendar−1098
Byzantine calendar5048–5049
Chinese calendar己卯年 (Earth Rabbit)
2236 or 2176
    — to —
庚辰年 (Metal Dragon)
2237 or 2177
Coptic calendar−744 – −743
Discordian calendar706
Ethiopian calendar−468 – −467
Hebrew calendar3300–3301
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−404 – −403
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2640–2641
Holocene calendar9540
Iranian calendar1082 BP – 1081 BP
Islamic calendar1115 BH – 1114 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar1873
Minguo calendar2372 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1928
Thai solar calendar82–83
Tibetan calendar阴土兔年
(female Earth-Rabbit)
−334 or −715 or −1487
    — to —
(male Iron-Dragon)
−333 or −714 or −1486

Year 461 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Gallus and Cornutus (or, less frequently, year 293 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 461 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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  • In Athens, Ephialtes and Pericles finally get agreement to the ostracism of Kimon, who had become unpopular for his unsuccessful pro-Spartan policy.
  • Ephialtes, with the support of Pericles, reduces the power of the Athenian Council of Areopagus (filled with ex-archons and so a stronghold of oligarchy) and transfers them to the people, i.e. the Council of Five Hundred, the Assembly and the popular law courts. The office of Judge is made a paid position and is recruited by lot from a list to which every citizen can have his name added.
  • Ephialtes is murdered by Aristodicus of Tanagra in Boeotia, who is said to have acted on behalf of members of the Athenian oligarchy.
  • The ostracism of Kimon and the murder of Ephialtes leave Pericles as the most influential orator in Athens.