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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
493 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar493 BC
Ab urbe condita261
Ancient Egypt eraXXVII dynasty, 33
- PharaohDarius I of Persia, 29
Ancient Greek era71st Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar4258
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−1085
Berber calendar458
Buddhist calendar52
Burmese calendar−1130
Byzantine calendar5016–5017
Chinese calendar丁未年 (Fire Goat)
2205 or 1998
    — to —
戊申年 (Earth Monkey)
2206 or 1999
Coptic calendar−776 – −775
Discordian calendar674
Ethiopian calendar−500 – −499
Hebrew calendar3268–3269
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−436 – −435
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2608–2609
Holocene calendar9508
Iranian calendar1114 BP – 1113 BP
Islamic calendar1148 BH – 1147 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar1841
Minguo calendar2404 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1960
Thai solar calendar50–51
Tibetan calendar阴火羊年
(female Fire-Goat)
−366 or −747 or −1519
    — to —
(male Earth-Monkey)
−365 or −746 or −1518

Year 493 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Auruncus and Viscellinus (or, less frequently, year 261 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 493 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 Athenian people elect Themistocles as archon, the chief judicial and civilian executive officer in Athens. He favours resistance against the Persians.
  • Themistocles starts the construction of a fortified naval base at Piraeus, the port town of Athens.
  • Among the refugees arriving from Ionia after the collapse of the Ionian Revolt is a chief named Miltiades, who has a fine reputation as a soldier. Themistocles makes him a general in the Athenian army.

Roman Republic[edit]

By topic[edit]


  • The Athenian poet Phrynicus produces a tragedy on the Fall of Miletus.[1] The Athenian authorities ban the play from further production on the grounds of impiety.




  1. ^ Burn, Andrew Robert; Rhodes, P. J. (March 7, 2016). "Themistocles, Athenian politician, c. 524–459 BCE". Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780199381135.013.6340. Retrieved February 1, 2023.
  2. ^ Livy. From the Founding of the City.
  3. ^ "Cleisthenes of Athens | Biography & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved February 1, 2023.