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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 6th century BC5th century BC4th century BC
Decades: 510s BC  500s BC  490s BC  – 480s BC –  470s BC  460s BC  450s BC
Years: 483 BC 482 BC 481 BC480 BC479 BC 478 BC 477 BC
Persian invasion
The Persian invasion of Greece in 480–479 BCE

Year 480 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar.

Events

By place

Greece

Roman Republic

  • Roman troops march against the Veintes.

Sicily

  • Xerxes wants the Carthaginians to attack the Greeks in Sicily. Carthage sends across a large army.
  • The Greek city of Himera asks for Carthaginian support in its fight with Akragas. With the help of Gelo, the Carthaginians are defeated in the Battle of Himera. After the defeat, Hamilcar kills himself.

Persian empire

  • The Imperial treasury at the Persepolis Palace is completed after a building time of thirty years.

By topic

Arts

  • The archaic period of sculpture ends in Greece. The Severe (Early Classical) period starts(approximate date).
  • A sculpture of a Dying warrior is made in the left corner of the east pediment of the Temple of Aphaea in Aegina (approximate date). Today, it is kept at the Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek in Munich, Germany.
  • The sculpture of a Kritios Boy is made on Acropolis, Athens (approximate date). It is now kept in the Acropolis Museum in Athens.
  • Work begins on the detail Musicians and Dancers on a wall painting in the Tomb of the Lionesses in Tarquinia. It is finished about ten years later.

Births

Deaths

for more information, see Category:480 BC deaths.

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