Alexander made two important decrees before he left Susa in 324 B

Alexander made two important decrees before he left Susa in 324 B

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Alexander made two important decrees before he left Susa in 324 B.C. First, there was  the problem of social distress arising from the many Greek mercenaries wandering Asia,  who had been exiled from their native lands, often because of Alexander's policies.  Alexander made the risky move of restoring all exiles to their native Greek cities, which  would likely alienate the leaders of those cities. Alexander's second great decree was  that he was now a god. That this decree was due in part to irrationality is possible;  Alexander had achieved a great deal in his conquest, and he apparently decided that  human honors did not measure up to his greatness. From a young age he had felt  destined for divinity, and his experience in Asia and Egypt likely confirmed his belief that  he was above the race of men. After the death of a close friend, Hephaestion, Alexander entered several days of 
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