The year 557 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. In the Roman Empire, it was known as year 197 Ab urbe condita. The denomination 557 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
557 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar557 BC
Ab urbe condita197
Ancient Egypt eraXXVI dynasty, 108
- PharaohAmasis II, 14
Ancient Greek era55th Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar4194
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−1149
Berber calendar394
Buddhist calendar−12
Burmese calendar−1194
Byzantine calendar4952–4953
Chinese calendar癸卯年 (Water Rabbit)
2140 or 2080
    — to —
甲辰年 (Wood Dragon)
2141 or 2081
Coptic calendar−840 – −839
Discordian calendar610
Ethiopian calendar−564 – −563
Hebrew calendar3204–3205
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−500 – −499
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2544–2545
Holocene calendar9444
Iranian calendar1178 BP – 1177 BP
Islamic calendar1214 BH – 1213 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar1777
Minguo calendar2468 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−2024
Thai solar calendar−14 – −13
Tibetan calendar阴水兔年
(female Water-Rabbit)
−430 or −811 or −1583
    — to —
(male Wood-Dragon)
−429 or −810 or −1582





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