394 BC

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Year of the Fire Pig丁亥( at the beginning of the year Fire Dog丙戌)


Politics and World Affairs

Western Mediterranean

  • Marcus Furius Camillus, Lucius Furius Medullinus, Gaius Aemilius Mamercinus, Lucius Valerius Potitus Poplicola, Spurius Postumius Albinus Regillensis and Publius Cornelius Scipio be Roman Konsulartribunen.

Eastern Mediterranean

  • The strategist Thrasybulos begins with the rebuilding of the long walls between Athens and the port of Piraeus.
  • Battle of Cnidus: The outbreak of the Corinthian War in the previous year, the Spartan army under King Agesilaus II pulls back from Asia Minor. The fleet will be recalled from the Aegean Sea. The combined Attic Persian fleet under Conon and Pharnabazos is sent to stop the Spartans. Both fleets meet before Knidos. In the course of the battle, the Spartans lose their entire fleet of 85 triremes, Navarch Peisander is killed in the fighting. This means the end of Spartan supremacy in the Aegean.
  • Battle of Nemea: A Spartan army of 18,000 men crossed the Peloponnese and marched toward Corinth, where the allied armies of Thebes, Argos, Athens and Corinth are stationed. Both armies meet at Nemea another. The fight ends with a decisive victory for Sparta. Nevertheless, the army must be weakened by its losses, retreat to Sparta and can not penetrate to Corinth.
  • Battle of Koroneia: The Spartan king Agesilaus II leads his army of about 15,000 men to Boeotia. In Koroneia it hits the armies of the League of Corinth. In the ensuing battle, the two phalanxes, which ends with a victory of the Spartans, there are about 950 soldiers killed.
  • In Phlius the existing recently oligarchy is overthrown.
  • In Tegea temple of Athena, one of the most important religious places in Greece burns down.


  • Armog follows Zare to the throne of Greater Armenia.
  • Lie of Han follows Jing of Han Han on the throne of China.

Science and Technology


  • (or 393 BC) Apollodorus, Athenian politician and orator ( † after 343 BC)
  • Polyperchon, Greek commander ( † about 303 BC)


  • Peisander, Spartan commander