312 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: 315 BC 314 BC 313 BC312 BC311 BC 310 BC 309 BC
312 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 312 BC
Ab urbe condita 442
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 12
- Pharaoh Ptolemy I Soter, 12
Ancient Greek era 117th Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar 4439
Bengali calendar −904
Berber calendar 639
Buddhist calendar 233
Burmese calendar −949
Byzantine calendar 5197–5198
Chinese calendar 戊申(Earth Monkey)
2385 or 2325
    — to —
己酉年 (Earth Rooster)
2386 or 2326
Coptic calendar −595 – −594
Discordian calendar 855
Ethiopian calendar −319 – −318
Hebrew calendar 3449–3450
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −255 – −254
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2790–2791
Holocene calendar 9689
Iranian calendar 933 BP – 932 BP
Islamic calendar 962 BH – 961 BH
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2022
Minguo calendar 2223 before ROC
Seleucid era 0/1 AG
Thai solar calendar 231–232

Year 312 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Corvus and Mus (or, less frequently, year 442 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 312 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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Seleucid Empire[edit]


Roman Republic[edit]

  • The Roman censor, Appius Claudius Caecus, a patrician, enters office and begins construction of the Appian Way (the Via Appia) between Rome and Capua. He also embarks on a program of political reform, including the distribution of the landless citizens of Rome among the tribes, which at this time constitute basic political units. Appius also admits sons of freedmen into the Roman Senate. He also asserts the right of freed slaves to hold office.
  • Rome gets its first pure drinking water as engineers complete the first aqueduct into the city, the Aqua Appia.