Centuries: 4th century BC -

**5th century BC**- 6th century BC

Decades: 500s BC 490s BC 480s BC 470s BC 460s BC - **450s BC** - 440s BC 430s BC 420s BC 410s BC 400s BC

Years: 462 BC 461 BC 460 BC 459 BC 458 BC - **457 BC** - 456 BC 455 BC 454 BC 453 BC 452 BC

**Events**

- Pericles, Athenian statesman inaugrates Golden Age of Ancient Athens.
- Battle of Tanagra The Spartans defeat the Athenians, near Thebes
- Battle of Oenophyta The Athenians defeat the Thebans and take control of Boeotia

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