477 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
477 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 477 BC
Ab urbe condita 277
Ancient Egypt era XXVII dynasty, 49
- Pharaoh Xerxes I of Persia, 9
Ancient Greek era 75th Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar 4274
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −1069
Berber calendar 474
Buddhist calendar 68
Burmese calendar −1114
Byzantine calendar 5032–5033
Chinese calendar 癸亥(Water Pig)
2220 or 2160
    — to —
甲子年 (Wood Rat)
2221 or 2161
Coptic calendar −760 – −759
Discordian calendar 690
Ethiopian calendar −484 – −483
Hebrew calendar 3284–3285
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −420 – −419
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2624–2625
Holocene calendar 9524
Iranian calendar 1098 BP – 1097 BP
Islamic calendar 1132 BH – 1131 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 1857
Minguo calendar 2388 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1944
Thai solar calendar 66–67
Tibetan calendar 阴水猪年
(female Water-Pig)
−350 or −731 or −1503
    — to —
(male Wood-Rat)
−349 or −730 or −1502

Year 477 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Pulvillus and Lanatus (or, less frequently, year 277 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 477 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]


  • The Spartan co-ruler Leotychides and the Athenian leader Themistocles lead a fleet and army to reoccupy northern Greece and to punish the aristocratic family of the Aleuads for having aided the Persians. Leotychides is caught accepting a bribe during the operations in Thessaly.
  • Greek maritime cities around the Aegean Sea no longer wish to be under Spartan control and at Delos offer their allegiance, through Aristides, to Athens. They form the Delian League (also known as the Confederacy of Delos) with Cimon as their principal commander.

Roman Republic[edit]



Duke Dao of Qin, ruler of the state of Qin