513 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 7th century BC6th century BC5th century BC
Decades: 540s BC  530s BC  520s BC  – 510s BC –  500s BC  490s BC  480s BC
Years: 516 BC 515 BC 514 BC513 BC512 BC 511 BC 510 BC
513 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 513 BC
Ab urbe condita 241
Ancient Egypt era XXVII dynasty, 13
- Pharaoh Darius I of Persia, 9
Ancient Greek era 66th Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar 4238
Bengali calendar −1105
Berber calendar 438
Buddhist calendar 32
Burmese calendar −1150
Byzantine calendar 4996–4997
Chinese calendar 丁亥(Fire Pig)
2184 or 2124
    — to —
戊子年 (Earth Rat)
2185 or 2125
Coptic calendar −796 – −795
Discordian calendar 654
Ethiopian calendar −520 – −519
Hebrew calendar 3248–3249
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −456 – −455
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2589–2590
Holocene calendar 9488
Iranian calendar 1134 BP – 1133 BP
Islamic calendar 1169 BH – 1168 BH
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 1821
Minguo calendar 2424 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 30–31

The year 513 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. In the Roman Empire, it was known as year 241 Ab urbe condita . The denomination 513 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]


  • Darius the Great subdues the Getae and east Thrace in his war against the Scythians. To accomplish this, he builds a massive pontoon bridge across the Bosphorus Strait.[1]
  • Western India, which includes the Indus Valley, becomes the Persian satrapy Hindush.


  • Amyntas I of Macedon submits to Darius and offers women as concubines to a Persian embassy. Objecting to this, Alexander his son tricks them by substituting the women with clean-shaven men (or 512 BC).[2]




  1. ^ http://www.angelfire.com/empire2/unkemptgoose/Persian.html
  2. ^ Borza, Eugene. In the Shadow of Olympus. Princeton: Princeton University, 1992. Web. 22 October 2014. 101.