|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||5th century BC – 4th century BC – 3rd century BC|
|Decades:||350s BC 340s BC 330s BC – 320s BC – 310s BC 300s BC 290s BC|
|Years:||323 BC 322 BC 321 BC – 320 BC – 319 BC 318 BC 317 BC|
|320 BC by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Gregorian calendar||320 BC|
|Ab urbe condita||434|
|Bahá'í calendar||−2163 – −2162|
|English Regnal year||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||庚子年 (Metal Rat)
2377 or 2317
— to —
辛丑年 (Metal Ox)
2378 or 2318
|Coptic calendar||−603 – −602|
|Ethiopian calendar||−327 – −326|
|- Vikram Samvat||−263 – −262|
|- Shaka Samvat||N/A|
|- Kali Yuga||2782–2783|
|Igbo calendar||−1319 – −1318|
|Iranian calendar||941 BP – 940 BP|
|Islamic calendar||970 BH – 969 BH|
|Minguo calendar||2231 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||224|
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Year 320 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Cursor and Philo (or, less frequently, year 434 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 320 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.
- Alexander the Great's various generals control different parts of Alexander's empire. Ptolemy controls Egypt, Seleucus controls Babylon and Syria, Antipater and his son Cassander control Macedon and Greece, Antigonus controls Phrygia and other parts of Asia Minor, Lysimachus controls Thrace and Pergamum and Eumenes controls the Cappadocia and Pontus areas.
- Judea and Syria are annexed by Ptolemy and he gives Judea a large measure of self-government.
- Eudemus makes himself master of the territories of the Indian king Porus, and treacherously puts that monarch to death.
- Alexandria in Macedonian Egypt becomes the largest city of the world, taking over the lead from Babylon in Macedonian Babylonia.
- Timocharis of Alexandria, Greek astronomer responsible for the first recorded observation of Mercury and the first star catalogue (d. 260 BC)
- Anaximenes of Lampsacus, Greek rhetorician and historian (b. c. 380 BC)
- Porus, Indian king spared by Alexander the Great (killed)
- Zoilus, Greek grammarian, cynic philosopher and literary critic from Amphipolis in Macedon (b. c. 400 BC)kl