393 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 5th century BC4th century BC3rd century BC
Decades: 420s BC  410s BC  400s BC  – 390s BC –  380s BC  370s BC  360s BC
Years: 396 BC 395 BC 394 BC393 BC392 BC 391 BC 390 BC
393 BC by topic
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393 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 393 BC
Ab urbe condita 361
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4358
Bahá'í calendar −2236 – −2235
Bengali calendar −985
Berber calendar 558
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 152
Burmese calendar −1030
Byzantine calendar 5116–5117
Chinese calendar 丁亥(Fire Pig)
2304 or 2244
    — to —
戊子年 (Earth Rat)
2305 or 2245
Coptic calendar −676 – −675
Discordian calendar 774
Ethiopian calendar −400 – −399
Hebrew calendar 3368–3369
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −336 – −335
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2709–2710
Holocene calendar 9608
Igbo calendar −1392 – −1391
Iranian calendar 1014 BP – 1013 BP
Islamic calendar 1045 BH – 1044 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 1941
Minguo calendar 2304 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 151

Year 393 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Poplicola and Cornelius (or, less frequently, year 361 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 393 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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  • The Athenian general Conon and the Persian satrap Pharnabazus sail to mainland Greece, where they raid the coast of Laconia and seize the island of Cythera, where they leave a garrison and an Athenian governor.
  • Pharnabazus dispatches Conon with substantial funds and a large part of the fleet to Attica, where he joins in the rebuilding of the long walls from Athens to Piraeus, a project that had been initiated by Thrasybulus in the previous year. The construction is soon completed and Athens quickly takes advantage of its walls and its fleet to seize the islands of Scyros, Imbros, and Lemnos, on which it establishes cleruchies (citizen colonies).
  • Fighting breaks out in Corinth between the democratic and oligarchic parties. The democrats, supported by Argos, launch an attack on their opponents, and the oligarchs are driven from the city. These exiles go to the Spartans, based at this time at Sicyon, for support, while the Athenians and Boeotians support the democrats.
  • In a night attack, the Spartans and exiles succeed in seizing Lechaeum, Corinth's port on the Gulf of Corinth, and defeat an army that comes out to challenge them the next day.



  • Upon the death of King Nepherites I, two rival factions fight for the throne; one backing Muthis, son of Nepherites I, and the other supporting Psammuthes. Psammuthes is successful, but he only manages to reign as King of Egypt for part of the year.
  • Hakor overthrows his predecessor, Psammuthes, as King of Egypt claiming to be the grandson of Nepherites I, founder of the 29th Dynasty.

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