Stopping in Persia, Alexander had quite a bit of housekeeping to do. He removed several satraps, executing those whose crimes–usually conspiracy–had been flagrant. His continued desire to unite Persia and Macedonia resulted in a mass marriage, as he paired up eighty of his leading officers with noble Iranian brides. 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;
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.