390 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
390 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 390 BC
Ab urbe condita 364
Ancient Egypt era XXIX dynasty, 9
- Pharaoh Hakor, 4
Ancient Greek era 97th Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar 4361
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −982
Berber calendar 561
Buddhist calendar 155
Burmese calendar −1027
Byzantine calendar 5119–5120
Chinese calendar 庚寅(Metal Tiger)
2307 or 2247
    — to —
辛卯年 (Metal Rabbit)
2308 or 2248
Coptic calendar −673 – −672
Discordian calendar 777
Ethiopian calendar −397 – −396
Hebrew calendar 3371–3372
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −333 – −332
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2711–2712
Holocene calendar 9611
Iranian calendar 1011 BP – 1010 BP
Islamic calendar 1042 BH – 1041 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 1944
Minguo calendar 2301 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1857
Thai solar calendar 153–154
Tibetan calendar 阳金虎年
(male Iron-Tiger)
−263 or −644 or −1416
    — to —
(female Iron-Rabbit)
−262 or −643 or −1415

Year 390 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Tribunate of Ambustus, Longus, Ambustus, Fidenas, Ambustus and Cornelius (or, less frequently, year 364 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 390 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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Roman Republic[edit]

  • July 18Battle of the Allia: Brennus, a chieftain of the Senones of the Adriatic coast of Italy, leads an army of Cisalpine Gauls in their attack on Rome. They capture the entire city of Rome except for the Capitoline Hill, which is successfully held against them. However, seeing their city devastated, the Romans attempt to buy their salvation from Brennus. The Romans agree to pay one thousand pounds weight of gold.
  • While Brennus is arguing over the weight of the gold with the Romans, the exiled dictator Marcus Furius Camillus appears with an army and refuses to allow him to take the gold. In an initial battle through Rome's streets, the Gauls are ejected from the city and in a second battle away from the city, Camillus defeats the invaders, earning the title of the "Second Founder of Rome" for saving the city.


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  • The Tollund Man (approximate date, based on his being forty years old at the time of death)