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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 2nd century BC1st century BC1st century
Decades: 70s BC  60s BC  50s BC  – 40s BC –  30s BC  20s BC  10s BC
Years: 43 BC 42 BC 41 BC40 BC39 BC 38 BC 37 BC
40 BC by topic
State leaders – Sovereign states
Birth and death categories
Establishments and disestablishments categories
Establishments – Disestablishments
40 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 40 BC
Ab urbe condita 714
Armenian calendar N/A
Bahá'í calendar -1883 – -1882
Bengali calendar -632
Berber calendar 911
Buddhist calendar 505
Burmese calendar -677
Byzantine calendar 5469 – 5470
Chinese calendar 庚辰
— to —
Coptic calendar -323 – -322
Ethiopian calendar -47 – -46
Hebrew calendar 3721 – 3722
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 16 – 17
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3062 – 3063
Holocene calendar 9961
Iranian calendar 661 BP – 660 BP
Islamic calendar 681 BH – 680 BH
Japanese calendar
Korean calendar 2294
Thai solar calendar 504

Year 40 BC was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Calvinus and Pollio (or, less frequently, year 714 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 40 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.


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  • Quintus Labienus occupied Cilicia and marched with a army into Anatolia. Most cities surrendered without resistance, except for Alabanda and Mylasa. The Parthians restored their territory to nearly the limits of the old Achaemenid Empire, Labienus proclaimed himself "Parthian Emperor" of Asia Minor.



  • Athenodorus a philosopher, encounters a ghost in Athens. This popular story is one of the first of the poltergeist stories in history.






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This page is a placeholder for a page about the year 40 BC. The Wikiquote community has not yet come to a consensus on what this page, and calendar-year pages generally, ought to say. Please discuss any suggestions for the contents of year pages at the Village pump. In the meantime, Wikipedia's 40 BC article offers a list of noteworthy events of this year.

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