660 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
660 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 660 BC
Ab urbe condita 94
Ancient Egypt era XXVI dynasty, 5
- Pharaoh Psamtik I, 5
Ancient Greek era 30th Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar 4091
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −1252
Berber calendar 291
Buddhist calendar −115
Burmese calendar −1297
Byzantine calendar 4849–4850
Chinese calendar 庚申(Metal  Monkey)
2037 or 1977
辛酉年 (Metal  Rooster)
2038 or 1978
Coptic calendar −943 – −942
Discordian calendar 507
Ethiopian calendar −667 – −666
Hebrew calendar 3101–3102
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −603 – −602
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2441–2442
Holocene calendar 9341
Iranian calendar 1281 BP – 1280 BP
Islamic calendar 1320 BH – 1319 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 1674
Minguo calendar 2571 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −2127
Thai solar calendar −117 – −116
Tibetan calendar 阳金猴年
(male Iron-Monkey)
−533 or −914 or −1686
(female Iron-Rooster)
−532 or −913 or −1685

The year 660 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. In the Roman Empire, it was known as year 94 Ab urbe condita . The denomination 660 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.

Roman calendar calendar used by the Roman Kingdom and Roman Republic

The Roman calendar was the calendar used by the Roman kingdom and republic. The term often includes the Julian calendar established by the reforms of the dictator Julius Caesar and emperor Augustus in the late 1st century BC and sometimes includes any system dated by inclusive counting towards months' kalends, nones, and ides in the Roman manner. The term usually excludes the Alexandrian calendar of Roman Egypt, which continued the unique months of that land's former calendar; the Byzantine calendar of the later Roman Empire, which usually dated the Roman months in the simple count of the ancient Greek calendars; and the Gregorian calendar, which refined the Julian system to bring it into still closer alignment with the solar year and is the basis of the current international standard.

Roman Empire Period of Imperial Rome following the Roman Republic (27 BC–476 AD)

The Roman Empire was the post-Republican period of ancient Rome, consisting of large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean sea in Europe, North Africa and West Asia ruled by emperors. From the accession of Caesar Augustus to the military anarchy of the third century, it was a principate with Italy as metropole of the provinces and its city of Rome as sole capital. The Roman Empire was then ruled by multiple emperors and divided in a Western Roman Empire, based in Milan and later Ravenna, and an Eastern Roman Empire, based in Nicomedia and later Constantinople. Rome remained the nominal capital of both parts until 476 AD, when it sent the imperial insignia to Constantinople following the capture of Ravenna by the barbarians of Odoacer and the subsequent deposition of Romulus Augustus. The fall of the Western Roman Empire to Germanic kings, along with the hellenization of the Eastern Roman Empire into the Byzantine Empire, is conventionally used to mark the end of Ancient Rome and the beginning of the Middle Ages.

<i>Ab urbe condita</i> Ancient Roman year-numbering system

Ab urbe condita, or Anno urbis conditæ, often abbreviated as AUC in either case, is a convention that was used in antiquity and by classical historians to refer to a given year in Ancient Rome. Ab urbe condita literally means "from the founding of the City", while anno urbis conditæ means "in the year since the City's founding". Therefore, the traditional year of the foundation of Rome, 753 BC, would be written AUC 1, while AD 1 would be AUC 754. The foundation of the Empire in 27 BC would be AUC 727.



Solar particle event

A solar proton event (SPE), or "proton storm", occurs when particles emitted by the Sun become accelerated either close to the Sun during a flare or in interplanetary space by CME shocks. The events can include other nuclei such as helium ions and HZE ions. These particles cause multiple effects. They can penetrate the Earth's magnetic field and cause ionization in the ionosphere. The effect is similar to auroral events, except that protons rather than electrons are involved. Energetic protons are a significant radiation hazard to spacecraft and astronauts.

774 Year

Year 774 (DCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. The denomination 774 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.

775 Year

Year 775 (DCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar. The denomination 775 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.



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