315 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
315 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar315 BC
Ab urbe condita439
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 9
- PharaohPtolemy I Soter, 9
Ancient Greek era116th Olympiad, year 2
Assyrian calendar4436
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−907
Berber calendar636
Buddhist calendar230
Burmese calendar−952
Byzantine calendar5194–5195
Chinese calendar乙巳年 (Wood Snake)
2383 or 2176
    — to —
丙午年 (Fire Horse)
2384 or 2177
Coptic calendar−598 – −597
Discordian calendar852
Ethiopian calendar−322 – −321
Hebrew calendar3446–3447
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−258 – −257
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2786–2787
Holocene calendar9686
Iranian calendar936 BP – 935 BP
Islamic calendar965 BH – 964 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2019
Minguo calendar2226 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1782
Thai solar calendar228–229
Tibetan calendar阴木蛇年
(female Wood-Snake)
−188 or −569 or −1341
    — to —
(male Fire-Horse)
−187 or −568 or −1340

Year 315 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Cursor and Philo (or, less frequently, year 439 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 315 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.


By place[edit]

Macedonian Empire[edit]



  • Ptolemy's armies fight supporters of Antigonus in Cyprus. Ptolemy is able to re-conquer the island.


Roman Republic[edit]

  • The Romans take Ferentum, a city of Apulia, and this pushes the citizens of Nuceria to end their friendship with Rome.[4]


  • The Indian king Porus, ally of Alexander The Great, is killed by Eudemus, another general of Alexander. The son of Porus, Malayketu, seizes his territory back by killing Eudemus.

In fiction[edit]


  • Aratus, Macedonian Greek mathematician, astronomer, meteorologist, botanist and poet (d. 240 BC)



  1. ^ a b Siculus, Diodorus. "60". Library. Vol. XIX.
  2. ^ Siculus, Diodorus. "61". Library. Vol. XIX.
  3. ^ a b c Siculus, Diodorus. "63". Library. Vol. XIX.
  4. ^ Siculus, Diodorus. "65". Library. Vol. XIX.