|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|515 BC by topic|
|Gregorian calendar||515 BC|
|Ab urbe condita||239|
|Ancient Egypt era||XXVII dynasty, 11|
|- Pharaoh||Darius I of Persia, 7|
|Ancient Greek era||66th Olympiad, year 2|
|Balinese saka calendar||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||乙酉年 (Wood Rooster)|
2182 or 2122
— to —
丙戌年 (Fire Dog)
2183 or 2123
|Coptic calendar||−798 – −797|
|Ethiopian calendar||−522 – −521|
|- Vikram Samvat||−458 – −457|
|- Shaka Samvat||N/A|
|- Kali Yuga||2586–2587|
|Iranian calendar||1136 BP – 1135 BP|
|Islamic calendar||1171 BH – 1170 BH|
|Minguo calendar||2426 before ROC|
|Thai solar calendar||28–29|
−388 or −769 or −1541
— to —
−387 or −768 or −1540
The year 515 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. In the Roman Empire, it was known as year 239 Ab urbe condita . The denomination 515 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.
Art and architecture
- February 25 – The Second Temple in Jerusalem is completed.
- Euphronios creates the Death of Sarpedon, a red-figure decoration on a calyx krater. It is now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
- Arcesilaus III of Cyrene, the sixth Greek Cyrenaean King, was assassinated in 515 BC
- King Liao of Wu (Chinese: 吳王僚), king of the state of Wu in the Spring and Autumn period from 526 to 515 BC, assassinated by Zhuan Zhu in 515 BC
- Pheretima (Cyrenaean Queen), wife of the Greek Cyrenaean King Battus III and the last recorded queen of the Battiad dynasty in Cyrenaica
- Polycrates, son of Aeaces, the tyrant of Samos from c. 538 BC to 522 BC
- Zhuan Zhu, an assassin in the Spring and Autumn period.
- Palmer, John (1 January 2016). Zalta, Edward N. (ed.). The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy – via Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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