318 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 5th century BC4th century BC3rd century BC
Decades: 340s BC  330s BC  320s BC  – 310s BC –  300s BC  290s BC  280s BC
Years: 321 BC 320 BC 319 BC318 BC317 BC 316 BC 315 BC
318 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 318 BC
Ab urbe condita 436
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4433
Bahá'í calendar −2161 – −2160
Bengali calendar −910
Berber calendar 633
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 227
Burmese calendar −955
Byzantine calendar 5191–5192
Chinese calendar 壬寅(Water Tiger)
2379 or 2319
    — to —
癸卯年 (Water Rabbit)
2380 or 2320
Coptic calendar −601 – −600
Discordian calendar 849
Ethiopian calendar −325 – −324
Hebrew calendar 3443–3444
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −261 – −260
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2784–2785
Holocene calendar 9683
Igbo calendar −1317 – −1316
Iranian calendar 939 BP – 938 BP
Islamic calendar 968 BH – 967 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2016
Minguo calendar 2229 before ROC
民前2229年
Thai solar calendar 226

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[edit]

  • 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.

Greece[edit]

  • 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.

China[edit]

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

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