364 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
364 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 364 BC
Ab urbe condita 390
Ancient Egypt era XXX dynasty, 17
- Pharaoh Nectanebo I, 17
Ancient Greek era 104th Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar 4387
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −956
Berber calendar 587
Buddhist calendar 181
Burmese calendar −1001
Byzantine calendar 5145–5146
Chinese calendar 丙辰(Fire Dragon)
2333 or 2273
    — to —
丁巳年 (Fire Snake)
2334 or 2274
Coptic calendar −647 – −646
Discordian calendar 803
Ethiopian calendar −371 – −370
Hebrew calendar 3397–3398
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −307 – −306
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2737–2738
Holocene calendar 9637
Iranian calendar 985 BP – 984 BP
Islamic calendar 1015 BH – 1014 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 1970
Minguo calendar 2275 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1831
Thai solar calendar 179–180
Tibetan calendar 阳火龙年
(male Fire-Dragon)
−237 or −618 or −1390
    — to —
(female Fire-Snake)
−236 or −617 or −1389

Year 364 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Peticus and Calvus (or, less frequently, year 390 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 364 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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  • On the advice of the city's military leader, Epaminondas, Thebes builds a fleet of 100 triremes to help combat Athens. Thebes destroys its Boeotian rival Orchomenus.
  • Philip II of Macedon, brother of the reigning king of Macedonia, returns to his native land after having been held as a hostage in Thebes since 369 BC.
  • The army of Thebes under their statesman and general, Pelopidas, defeats Alexander of Pherae in the Battle of Cynoscephalae in Thessaly, but Pelopidas is killed during the battle. As a result of his loss of this battle, Alexander is compelled by Thebes to acknowledge the freedom of the Thessalian cities, to limit his rule to Pherae, and to join the Boeotian League.
  • The Spartans under Archidamus III are defeated by the Arcadians at Cromnus.
  • The Athenian general, Iphicrates, fails in attempts to recover Amphipolis. Retiring to Thrace, Iphicrates fights for his father-in-law, the Thracian king Cotys I, against Athens for the possession of the Thracian Chersonese. Cotys I is victorious and controls the whole Chersonese peninsula.
  • Timophanes, along with a number of colleagues, including his brother Timoleon, takes possession of the acropolis of Corinth and Timophanes makes himself master of the city. Later, Timoleon, after ineffectual protests, tacitly acquiesces to his colleagues putting Timophanes to death for his actions.