406 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 6th century BC5th century BC4th century BC
Decades: 430s BC  420s BC  410s BC  – 400s BC –  390s BC  380s BC  370s BC
Years: 409 BC 408 BC 407 BC406 BC405 BC 404 BC 403 BC
406 BC by topic
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406 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 406 BC
Ab urbe condita 348
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4345
Bahá'í calendar -2249–-2248
Bengali calendar -998
Berber calendar 545
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 139
Burmese calendar -1043
Byzantine calendar 5103–5104
Chinese calendar 甲戌
— to —
Coptic calendar -689–-688
Ethiopian calendar -413–-412
Hebrew calendar 3355–3356
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat -349–-348
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2696–2697
Holocene calendar 9595
Iranian calendar 1027 BP – 1026 BP
Islamic calendar 1059 BH – 1058 BH
Japanese calendar
Korean calendar 1928
Minguo calendar 2317 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 138

Year 406 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar.

Events[change | change source]

By place[change | change source]

Greece[change | change source]

  • Callicratidas becomes the navarch of the Spartan fleet, replacing Lysander.
  • Athens wins the Battle of Arginusae.
  • Returning to Athens after the battle, Theramenes leads Athenian anger against the eight generals who were in the battle. They did not get survivors from the broken ships after the battle. The Athenian generals are put to death.
  • Sparta asks for peace. Cleophon says no.

Roman Republic[change | change source]

  • The Roman forces begin a decade-long siege against Veii.

Carthage[change | change source]

Deaths[change | change source]

for more information, see Category:406 BC deaths.