Diodorus Siculus 18.8.2-5

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[2] For, a short time before his death, Alexander decided to recall all the exiles in the Greek cities. He did this to boost his reputation, and at the same time because he wanted to have in each city numerous individuals sympathetic to him to counter the revolutionary and subversive activities of the Greeks. [3] So, since the Olympic Games were approaching, he gave a decree concerning to recall to Nicanor of Stagira and sent him to Greece with orders to have the decree read out to the crowds assembled at the festival by the victorious herald. [4] Nicanor did as he had been told, and the herald took the letter and read it out. It went as follows:

A message from King Alexander to the exiles from the Greek cities. Though we are not responsible for your exile, we shall nevertheless assume responsibility for your return to your various homelands, except in the case of those with curses on their heads/ we have given Antipater written instructions in the matter; he us to use force in the case of cities refusing to accept the recall.

[5] When this announcement was made the crowd loudly applauded, those attending the festival showing their joyful appreciation for the king's gift and responding to his benefaction with shouts of praise. All these exiles had assembled for the festival and there were more then twenty thousand of them.

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  • הקראת הצו של אלכסנדר בנושא החזרת הגולים ביוון נערכת במשחקים האולימפיים.

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