Year 445 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Augurinus and Philo (or, less frequently, year 309 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 445 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.

Millennium: 1st millennium BC
445 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar445 BC
Ab urbe condita309
Ancient Egypt eraXXVII dynasty, 81
- PharaohArtaxerxes I of Persia, 21
Ancient Greek era83rd Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar4306
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−1037
Berber calendar506
Buddhist calendar100
Burmese calendar−1082
Byzantine calendar5064–5065
Chinese calendar乙未年 (Wood Goat)
2252 or 2192
    — to —
丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
2253 or 2193
Coptic calendar−728 – −727
Discordian calendar722
Ethiopian calendar−452 – −451
Hebrew calendar3316–3317
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−388 – −387
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2656–2657
Holocene calendar9556
Iranian calendar1066 BP – 1065 BP
Islamic calendar1099 BH – 1098 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar1889
Minguo calendar2356 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1912
Thai solar calendar98–99
Tibetan calendar阴木羊年
(female Wood-Goat)
−318 or −699 or −1471
    — to —
(male Fire-Monkey)
−317 or −698 or −1470


By placeEdit


  • Pericles, concerned over the draining effect of years of war on Athenian manpower, looks for peace with the support of the Assembly. Athenian diplomat, Callias, goes to Sparta and after much bargaining arranges a peace treaty with Sparta and her Peloponnesian allies, thus extending the 5 year truce of 451 BC for another 30 years. According to this treaty, Megara is to be returned to the Peloponnesian League, Troezen and Achaea become independent, Aegina is to become a tributary to Athens but autonomous, and disputes are to be settled by arbitration. Each party agrees to respect the alliances of the other.
  • The Temple of Poseidon is completed south of Athens at Cape Sunion.

Roman RepublicEdit

  • A new law, the Lex Canuleia removes the ban on inter-marriage of the Roman classes, i.e. plebeian with patrician.
  • The Plebeians demand the right to stand for election as consul but the Roman senate refused to grant them this right. Ultimately, a compromise is reached, and consular command authority is granted to Consular Tribunes ("Military Tribunes with Consular powers" or tribuni militares consulari potestate).