337 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
337 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar337 BC
Ab urbe condita417
Ancient Egypt eraXXXI dynasty, 7
- PharaohArses of Persia, 2
Ancient Greek era110th Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar4414
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−929
Berber calendar614
Buddhist calendar208
Burmese calendar−974
Byzantine calendar5172–5173
Chinese calendar癸未年 (Water Goat)
2361 or 2154
    — to —
甲申年 (Wood Monkey)
2362 or 2155
Coptic calendar−620 – −619
Discordian calendar830
Ethiopian calendar−344 – −343
Hebrew calendar3424–3425
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−280 – −279
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2764–2765
Holocene calendar9664
Iranian calendar958 BP – 957 BP
Islamic calendar987 BH – 986 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar1997
Minguo calendar2248 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1804
Thai solar calendar206–207
Tibetan calendar阴水羊年
(female Water-Goat)
−210 or −591 or −1363
    — to —
(male Wood-Monkey)
−209 or −590 or −1362

Year 337 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Longus and Paetus (or, less frequently, year 417 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 337 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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  • At a Pan-Hellenic Conference in Corinth, Philip II of Macedon announces the formation of the League of Corinth to liberate the Greek cities of Asia Minor from Persian rule, ostensibly because the Persian King, Arses, refuses to make reparations to Philip for Artaxerxes III's aid to the city of Perinthus when it was resisting Philip. All the Greek cities (except Sparta) and the Greek islands swear their support to the league and to recognise Philip as president of the League. Philip establishes a council of representatives from all the Greek states, which is empowered to deliberate and decide on the actions to be taken. However, the real power lies with Philip who is declared commander of the League's army.
  • Olympias is put aside by her husband Philip II, following Philip's marriage to a girl named Cleopatra (who is renamed Eurydice). Their son, Alexander, is effectively disowned by Philip's actions. Philip II has Ptolemy, along with other companions of his son, exiled.

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