|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||5th century BC – 4th century BC – 3rd century BC|
|Decades:||410s BC 400s BC 390s BC – 380s BC – 370s BC 360s BC 350s BC|
|Years:||388 BC 387 BC 386 BC – 385 BC – 384 BC 383 BC 382 BC|
|385 BC by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Gregorian calendar||385 BC|
|Ab urbe condita||369|
|Bahá'í calendar||−2228 – −2227|
|English Regnal year||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||乙未年 (Wood Goat)
2312 or 2252
— to —
丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
2313 or 2253
|Coptic calendar||−668 – −667|
|Ethiopian calendar||−392 – −391|
|- Vikram Samvat||−328 – −327|
|- Shaka Samvat||N/A|
|- Kali Yuga||2717–2718|
|Igbo calendar||−1384 – −1383|
|Iranian calendar||1006 BP – 1005 BP|
|Islamic calendar||1037 BH – 1036 BH|
|Minguo calendar||2296 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||159|
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Year 385 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Tribunate of Capitolinus, Cornelius, Capitolinus, Papirius, Capitolinus and Fidenas (or, less frequently, year 369 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 385 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.
- Jason of Pherae becomes tyrant of Thessaly.
- Dionysius I of Syracuse attempts to restore Alcetas I of Epirus to the throne.
- Bardyllis becomes king of Illyria and the Dardani and thereby establishes the Bardyllian Dynasty.
- Plato forms his Academy, teaching mathematics, astronomy and other sciences as well as philosophy. It is dedicated to the Attic hero Academus. Philanthropists bear all costs; students pay no fees.