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|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|472 BC by topic|
Year 472 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Rufus and Fusus (or, less frequently, year 282 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 472 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.
- Carystus in Euboea is forced to join the Delian League after the Athenians attack the city (approximate date).