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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 5th century BC4th century BC3rd century BC
Decades: 420s BC  410s BC  400s BC  – 390s BC –  380s BC  370s BC  360s BC
Years: 399 BC 398 BC 397 BC396 BC395 BC 394 BC 393 BC
396 BC by topic
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396 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 396 BC
Ab urbe condita 358
Armenian calendar N/A
Bahá'í calendar -2239 – -2238
Bengali calendar -988
Berber calendar 555
Buddhist calendar 149
Burmese calendar -1033
Byzantine calendar 5113 – 5114
Chinese calendar
— to —
[[Sexagenary cycle|]]年
Coptic calendar -679 – -678
Ethiopian calendar -403 – -402
Hebrew calendar 3365 – 3366
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat -340 – -339
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2706 – 2707
Holocene calendar 9605
Iranian calendar 1017 BP – 1016 BP
Islamic calendar 1048 BH – 1047 BH
Japanese calendar
Korean calendar 1938
Thai solar calendar 148



By place

Persian Empire


  • The Carthaginians are forced to abandon their siege of Syracuse (begun in 398 BC), but destroy Messina. Dionysius' first war with Carthage ends with a notable victory for Dionysius, who confines his enemy's power to an area of northwest Sicily. On his return home, the Carthaginian general, Himilco, commits suicide.


  • Agesilaus II, the King of Sparta, campaigns successfully in Asia Minor against the Persian satraps Pharnabazus and Tissaphernes and inflicts a major defeat on Tissaphernes at Sardis. Agesilaus agrees to a three months' truce with the Persians under Tissaphernes, the satrap of Lydia and Caria. Negotiations conducted during that time prove fruitless, and on its termination, Agesilaus raids Phrygia, where he easily captures an immense amount of booty, since Tissaphernes has concentrated his troops in Caria.

Roman Republic

  • Marcus Furius Camillus is made dictator by the Romans. Camillus finally destroys the Etruscan city of Veii in southern Etruria as the town falls to Roman forces after what is said to be a 10 year siege. The capture of Veii and its surrounding territories marks the first major expansion of Rome which doubles its territory after this victory.
  • The Romans introduce pay for their army.

By topic



  • Kyniska becomes the first woman to win an event at the Olympic Games when the horse-drawn chariot she sponsors crosses the finish line first, even though the prohibition on women competing forces her to hire a man to drive it.




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