|This article does not cite any sources. (February 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|354 BC by topic|
|Gregorian calendar||354 BC
|Ab urbe condita||400|
|Ancient Egypt era||XXX dynasty, 27|
|- Pharaoh||Nectanebo II, 7|
|Ancient Greek era||106th Olympiad, year 3|
|Balinese saka calendar||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||丙寅年 (Fire Tiger)
2343 or 2283
— to —
丁卯年 (Fire Rabbit)
2344 or 2284
|Coptic calendar||−637 – −636|
|Ethiopian calendar||−361 – −360|
|- Vikram Samvat||−297 – −296|
|- Shaka Samvat||N/A|
|- Kali Yuga||2747–2748|
|Iranian calendar||975 BP – 974 BP|
|Islamic calendar||1005 BH – 1004 BH|
|Minguo calendar||2265 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||189–190|
−227 or −608 or −1380
— to —
−226 or −607 or −1379
Year 354 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Ambustus and Crispinus (or, less frequently, year 400 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 354 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.
- Reflecting the growing level of discontent with his tyrannical conduct, Dion is assassinated by Callippus, an Athenian who has accompanied him on his expedition to take over as tyrant of Syracuse. Dionysius II remains in exile in Italy.
- Athens recognises the independence of Chios, Kos and Rhodes and makes peace with Mausolus of Caria.
- The Phocians suffer a defeat in the Sacred War against Athens.
- Philip II of Macedon takes and destroys Methone, a town which has belonged to Athens. During the siege of Methone, Philip loses an eye.
- Rome allies itself with the Samnites and they agree on a mutual defence pact against the Gauls. Rome also defeats the Etruscans of the city of Caere.
- The State of Qi is victorious over the State of Wei in the Battle of Guiling, a conflict which involves the military strategy of Sun Bin.
- The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus in Caria, the tomb of King Mausolus and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is built.
- Dion, tyrant of Syracuse (assassinated) (b. c. 408 BC)
- Timotheus, Athenian statesman and general
- Xenophon, Greek historian, soldier, mercenary and an admirer of Socrates (b. c. 427 BC)