480 BC

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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
The Persian invasion of Greece in 480–479 BCE

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

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Greece[change | change source]

Roman Republic[change | change source]

Sicily[change | change source]

  • 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[change | change source]

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

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