319 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
319 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 319 BC
Ab urbe condita 435
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 5
- Pharaoh Ptolemy I Soter, 5
Ancient Greek era 115th Olympiad, year 2
Assyrian calendar 4432
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −911
Berber calendar 632
Buddhist calendar 226
Burmese calendar −956
Byzantine calendar 5190–5191
Chinese calendar 辛丑(Metal Ox)
2378 or 2318
    — to —
壬寅年 (Water Tiger)
2379 or 2319
Coptic calendar −602 – −601
Discordian calendar 848
Ethiopian calendar −326 – −325
Hebrew calendar 3442–3443
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −262 – −261
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2782–2783
Holocene calendar 9682
Iranian calendar 940 BP – 939 BP
Islamic calendar 969 BH – 968 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2015
Minguo calendar 2230 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1786
Thai solar calendar 224–225
Tibetan calendar 阴金牛年
(female Iron-Ox)
−192 or −573 or −1345
    — to —
(male Water-Tiger)
−191 or −572 or −1344

Year 319 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 Cerretanus (or, less frequently, year 435 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 319 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]

  • The Athenian orator and diplomat, Demades, is sent to the Macedonian court, but either the Macedonian regent Antipater or his son Cassander, learning that Demades has intrigued with the former regent Perdiccas, puts him to death.
  • Antipater becomes ill and dies shortly after, leaving the regency of the Macedonian Empire to the aged Polyperchon, passing over his son Cassander, a measure which gives rise to much confusion and ill-feeling.
  • Polyperchon's authority is challenged by Antipater's son Cassander, who refuses to acknowledge the new regent. With the aid of Antigonus, ruler of Phrygia, and with the support of Ptolemy and Lysimachus, Cassander seizes Macedonia and most of Greece.
  • Eumenes allies himself with the regent Polyperchon. He manages to escape from the siege of Nora, and his forces soon threaten Syria and Phoenicia. Polyperchon recognises Eumenes as the royal general in Asia Minor.
  • Alexander the Great's widow, Roxana, joins Alexander's mother, Olympias, in Epirus.



  • Antipater, Macedonian general, regent of Alexander the Great's empire (b. 397 BC)