323 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
323 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar323 BC
Ab urbe condita431
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 1
- PharaohPtolemy I Soter, 1
Ancient Greek era114th Olympiad, year 2
Assyrian calendar4428
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−915
Berber calendar628
Buddhist calendar222
Burmese calendar−960
Byzantine calendar5186–5187
Chinese calendar丁酉年 (Fire Rooster)
2375 or 2168
    — to —
戊戌年 (Earth Dog)
2376 or 2169
Coptic calendar−606 – −605
Discordian calendar844
Ethiopian calendar−330 – −329
Hebrew calendar3438–3439
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−266 – −265
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2778–2779
Holocene calendar9678
Iranian calendar944 BP – 943 BP
Islamic calendar973 BH – 972 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2011
Minguo calendar2234 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1790
Thai solar calendar220–221
Tibetan calendar阴火鸡年
(female Fire-Rooster)
−196 or −577 or −1349
    — to —
(male Earth-Dog)
−195 or −576 or −1348
Map of the Eastern Hemisphere in 323 BC.

Year 323 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Longus and Cerretanus (or, less frequently, year 431 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 323 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]


  • Some Greek cities, including Athens, revolt against the Macedonian regent, Antipater, following the news of Alexander's death. Athens' actions are incited by the speeches of the Athenian general Leosthenes and the Athenian orator Hypereides. Joined by cities in central and south Greece, the Athenians defeat Antipater in battle. They force him to take refuge in Lamia, where he is besieged for several months by the Greek allies.
  • The Greek philosopher and scientist, Aristotle, faces a strong anti-Macedonian reaction in Athens following the death of Alexander the Great. Aristotle is accused of impiety by the Athenians. However, he escapes to Chalcis in Euboea.
  • Theophrastus, who has been studying in Athens under Aristotle, becomes the head of the Lyceum, the academy in Athens founded by Aristotle, when Aristotle is forced to leave Athens.
  • Following Alexander the Great's death, the Athenians recall Demosthenes from exile and provide the money to pay his fine.




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