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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 2nd century BC1st century BC1st century
Decades: 60s BC  50s BC  40s BC  – 30s BC –  20s BC  10s BC  0s BC
Years: 34 BC 33 BC 32 BC31 BC30 BC 29 BC 28 BC
31 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 31 BC
Ab urbe condita 723
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4720
Bahá'í calendar -1874–-1873
Bengali calendar -623
Berber calendar 920
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 514
Burmese calendar -668
Byzantine calendar 5478–5479
Chinese calendar 己丑
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Coptic calendar -314–-313
Ethiopian calendar -38–-37
Hebrew calendar 3730–3731
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 26–27
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3071–3072
Holocene calendar 9970
Iranian calendar 652 BP – 651 BP
Islamic calendar 672 BH – 671 BH
Japanese calendar
Korean calendar 2303
Minguo calendar 1942 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 513

Year 31 BC was either a common year starting on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday or a leap year starting on Tuesday or Wednesday of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Antonius and Octavianus.


  • Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian becomes Roman Consul for the third time. His partner is Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus, replacing Mark Antony.
  • Octavian establishes a bridgehead at the Gulf of Ambracia
  • Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa sailed with 300 war galleys to the western Peloponnese. He occupied the Gulf of Corinth to cut off Antony's line of communication.
  • Antony sets up camp at the promontory of Actium.
  • Agrippa stormed Leucas. He took the garrison at Patrae.
  • The Egyptian fleet retreats to Taenarus.
  • Octavian takes court at Samos
  • In the Judean Desert Herod the Great completes the fortress Masada.
  • The Hellenistic period in art ends (or AD 14 by some scholars)
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