Year 385 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Tribunate of Capitolinus, Cornelius, Capitolinus, Papirius, Capitolinus and Fidenas
|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||5th century BC – 4th century BC – 3rd century BC|
|Decades:||410s BC 400s BC 390s BC – 380s BC – 370s BC 360s BC 350s BC|
|Years:||388 BC 387 BC 386 BC – 385 BC – 384 BC 383 BC 382 BC|
|385 BC by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Gregorian calendar||385 BC|
|Ab urbe condita||369|
|Ancient Egypt era||XXIX dynasty, 14|
|- Pharaoh||Hakor, 9|
|Ancient Greek era||98th Olympiad, year 4|
|Balinese saka calendar||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||乙未年 (Wood Goat)|
2312 or 2252
— to —
丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
2313 or 2253
|Coptic calendar||−668 – −667|
|Ethiopian calendar||−392 – −391|
|- Vikram Samvat||−328 – −327|
|- Shaka Samvat||N/A|
|- Kali Yuga||2716–2717|
|Iranian calendar||1006 BP – 1005 BP|
|Islamic calendar||1037 BH – 1036 BH|
|Minguo calendar||2296 before ROC|
|Thai solar calendar||158–159|
−258 or −639 or −1411
— to —
−257 or −638 or −1410
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- Jason of Pherae becomes tyrant of Thessaly.
- Dionysius I of Syracuse attempts to restore Alcetas I of Epirus to the throne.
- Bardyllis becomes king of Illyria and the Dardani and forms the Bardyllian Dynasty.
- Plato forms his Academy, teaching mathematics, astronomy and other sciences as well as philosophy. It is dedicated to the Attic hero Academus. Philanthropists pay all costs; students pay no fees.
- for more information, see Category:385 BC deaths.