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318 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
318 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar318 BC
Ab urbe condita436
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 6
- PharaohPtolemy I Soter, 6
Ancient Greek era115th Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar4433
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−910
Berber calendar633
Buddhist calendar227
Burmese calendar−955
Byzantine calendar5191–5192
Chinese calendar壬寅年 (Water Tiger)
2380 or 2173
    — to —
癸卯年 (Water Rabbit)
2381 or 2174
Coptic calendar−601 – −600
Discordian calendar849
Ethiopian calendar−325 – −324
Hebrew calendar3443–3444
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−261 – −260
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2783–2784
Holocene calendar9683
Iranian calendar939 BP – 938 BP
Islamic calendar968 BH – 967 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2016
Minguo calendar2229 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1785
Thai solar calendar225–226
Tibetan calendar阳水虎年
(male Water-Tiger)
−191 or −572 or −1344
    — to —
(female Water-Rabbit)
−190 or −571 or −1343

Year 318 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Flaccinator and Venno (or, less frequently, year 436 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 318 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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Macedonian Empire

  • Antigonus resolves to become lord of all Asia, and in conjunction with Cassander and Ptolemy. He enters into negotiations with Eumenes; but Eumenes remains faithful to the royal house. He raises an army and forms a coalition with the satraps of the eastern provinces. He then captures Babylon from Antigonus.
  • Antigonus marches against Eumenes, so Eumenes withdraws east to join the satraps of the provinces beyond the Tigris River.
  • Cassander, who has allied himself with Ptolemy and Antigonus, declares war on the regent, Polyperchon. Most of the Greek states support him, including Athens. Cassander further effects an alliance with Eurydice, the ambitious wife of King Philip III Arrhidaeus of Macedon.
  • Although Polyperchon is initially successful in securing control of the Greek cities, whose freedom he proclaims, his fleet is destroyed by Antigonus.


  • In a power struggle in Athens after the death of Antipater, Phocion is deposed as the ruler of Athens, convicted of treason, and executed by those Athenians hoping to restore democracy to the city. Shortly afterward, the Athenians decree a public burial and a statue in his honor.


  • The state of Qin moves into the Sichuan basin, giving them control of that great food-producing plain.

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