397 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
397 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 397 BC
Ab urbe condita 357
Ancient Egypt era XXIX dynasty, 2
- Pharaoh Nepherites I, 2
Ancient Greek era 95th Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar 4354
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −989
Berber calendar 554
Buddhist calendar 148
Burmese calendar −1034
Byzantine calendar 5112–5113
Chinese calendar 癸未(Water Goat)
2300 or 2240
    — to —
甲申年 (Wood Monkey)
2301 or 2241
Coptic calendar −680 – −679
Discordian calendar 770
Ethiopian calendar −404 – −403
Hebrew calendar 3364–3365
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −340 – −339
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2704–2705
Holocene calendar 9604
Iranian calendar 1018 BP – 1017 BP
Islamic calendar 1049 BH – 1048 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 1937
Minguo calendar 2308 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1864
Thai solar calendar 146–147
Tibetan calendar 阴水羊年
(female Water-Goat)
−270 or −651 or −1423
    — to —
(male Wood-Monkey)
−269 or −650 or −1422

Year 397 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Tribunate of Iullus, Albinus, Medullinus, Maluginensis, Fidenas and Capitolinus (or, less frequently, year 357 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 397 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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  • The Carthaginians establish the town of Lilybaeum in Sicily to replace Motya.
  • Himilco crosses to Sicily from Carthage with a fresh army, conquers the north coast, puts Dionysius I, the Tyrant of Syracuse, on the defensive and besieges Syracuse. However, the Carthaginian army again suffers from the plague. The Syracusans counterattack and completely defeat Himilco's army. Himilco has to escape back to Carthagehttps.



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