|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|385 BC by topic|
|Gregorian calendar||385 BC|
|Ab urbe condita||369|
|Ancient Egypt era||XXIX dynasty, 14|
|- Pharaoh||Hakor, 9|
|Ancient Greek era||98th Olympiad, year 4|
|Balinese saka calendar||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||乙未年 (Wood Goat)|
2312 or 2252
— to —
丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
2313 or 2253
|Coptic calendar||−668 – −667|
|Ethiopian calendar||−392 – −391|
|- Vikram Samvat||−328 – −327|
|- Shaka Samvat||N/A|
|- Kali Yuga||2716–2717|
|Iranian calendar||1006 BP – 1005 BP|
|Islamic calendar||1037 BH – 1036 BH|
|Minguo calendar||2296 before ROC|
|Thai solar calendar||158–159|
−258 or −639 or −1411
— to —
−257 or −638 or −1410
Year 385 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Tribunate of Capitolinus, Cornelius, Capitolinus, Papirius, Capitolinus and Fidenas (or, less frequently, year 369 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 385 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.
- Jason of Pherae becomes tyrant of Thessaly.
- Dionysius I of Syracuse attempts to restore Alcetas I of Epirus to the throne.
- Bardyllis becomes king of Illyria and the Dardani and establishes the Bardyllian Dynasty.
- Plato forms his Academy, teaching mathematics, astronomy and other sciences as well as philosophy. It is dedicated to the Attic hero Academus. Philanthropists bear all costs; students pay no fees.
- Democritus announces that the Milky Way is composed of many stars.
- Mentor of Rhodes, Greek mercenary and satrap (approximate date)
- Camissares, Persian satrap of Cilicia
- Chuzi II, Chinese ruler of the Zhou Dynasty (approximate date)
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