500s BC (decade)

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Map of the Eastern Hemisphere in 500 BC.
Roman expansion in Italy from 500 BC to 218 BC through the Latin War (light red), Samnite Wars (pink/orange), Pyrrhic War (beige), and First and Second Punic War (yellow and green). The Roman Republic in 500 BC is marked with dark red

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How the world looked[edit]


  1. ^ a b Eusebius of Caesarea, Chronicle [1].
  2. ^ an average of figures from different sources as listed at the US Census Bureau's Historical Estimates of World Population