327 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
327 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar327 BC
Ab urbe condita427
Ancient Egypt eraXXXII dynasty, 6
- PharaohAlexander the Great, 6
Ancient Greek era113th Olympiad, year 2
Assyrian calendar4424
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−919
Berber calendar624
Buddhist calendar218
Burmese calendar−964
Byzantine calendar5182–5183
Chinese calendar癸巳年 (Water Snake)
2370 or 2310
    — to —
甲午年 (Wood Horse)
2371 or 2311
Coptic calendar−610 – −609
Discordian calendar840
Ethiopian calendar−334 – −333
Hebrew calendar3434–3435
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−270 – −269
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2774–2775
Holocene calendar9674
Iranian calendar948 BP – 947 BP
Islamic calendar977 BH – 976 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2007
Minguo calendar2238 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1794
Thai solar calendar216–217
Tibetan calendar阴水蛇年
(female Water-Snake)
−200 or −581 or −1353
    — to —
(male Wood-Horse)
−199 or −580 or −1352

Year 327 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Lentulus and Philo (or, less frequently, year 427 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 327 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.


By place[edit]

Macedonian Empire[edit]

  • Alexander the Great invades northern India. Recrossing the Hindu Kush, Alexander divides his forces. Half the army with the baggage under Hephaestion and Perdiccas, both cavalry commanders, are sent through the Khyber Pass, while Alexander leads the rest, together with his siege train, through the hills to the north. His advance through Swat and Gandhara is marked by the storming of the almost impregnable pinnacle of Aornos, a few miles west of the Indus.
  • The relations between Alexander and Aristotle are embittered by the execution of Aristotle's nephew, the historian Callisthenes of Olynthus, who is charged with treason. Callisthenes has been accompanying Alexander to write a chronicle of the campaign.

Roman Republic[edit]

  • The Samnite army captures Neapolis (present-day Naples). The Romans, who are meanwhile moving south while the Samnites are occupied with Tarentum, take the opportunity to recover Neapolis and, after a long siege, evict the Samnite garrison from the city and make it an ally of Rome..




  1. ^ "Callisthenes of Olynthus | Greek historian". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved March 15, 2019.