Decades: 520s BC 510s BC 500s BC 490s BC 480s BC - **470s BC** - 460s BC 450s BC 440s BC 430s BC 420s BC

479 BC 478 BC 477 BC 476 BC 475 BC - **474 BC** - 473 BC 472 BC 471 BC 470 BC 469 BC

- Battle of Cumae The Syracusans under Hiero I defeat the Etruscans and end Etruscan expansion in southern Italy.
- Greek poet Pindar moves to Thebes

**Deaths**