481 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
481 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 481 BC
Ab urbe condita 273
Ancient Egypt era XXVII dynasty, 45
- Pharaoh Xerxes I of Persia, 5
Ancient Greek era 74th Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar 4270
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −1073
Berber calendar 470
Buddhist calendar 64
Burmese calendar −1118
Byzantine calendar 5028–5029
Chinese calendar 己未(Earth Goat)
2216 or 2156
    — to —
庚申年 (Metal Monkey)
2217 or 2157
Coptic calendar −764 – −763
Discordian calendar 686
Ethiopian calendar −488 – −487
Hebrew calendar 3280–3281
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −424 – −423
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2620–2621
Holocene calendar 9520
Iranian calendar 1102 BP – 1101 BP
Islamic calendar 1136 BH – 1135 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 1853
Minguo calendar 2392 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1948
Thai solar calendar 62–63
Tibetan calendar 阴土羊年
(female Earth-Goat)
−354 or −735 or −1507
    — to —
(male Iron-Monkey)
−353 or −734 or −1506

Year 481 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Vibulanus and Fusus (or, less frequently, year 273 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 481 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]


  • The Congress at the Isthmus of Corinth, under the presidency of Sparta, brings together a number of the Greek city states, who agree to the end of the war between Athens and Aegina. They also discuss the threat from the Persians. Athens is unwilling to place her forces under Sparta and its king Leonidas. Gelo, tyrant of Syracuse, wants high command, but Sparta and Athens refuse. However, during the Congress, Gelo has to withdraw due to Carthage's plans to invade Sicily. Finally, Themistocles agrees that Athens' navy serve under a Spartan admiral to achieve the unity of the Greek states. Nevertheless, Thebes and Thessaly are unwilling to support Athens against the Persians and Crete decides to remain neutral.