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2–5; simply thirteen. five. 1–3). 87 Delegates from the towns, together with Demosthenes, have been additionally found in the viewers (Din. 1. 82). 88 The Decree ordered the go back of all Greek exiles, aside from these accountable of sacrilege and homicide, and required the towns to use the measures less than danger of army reprisal (D. S. 17. 109. 1, 18. eight. 2–4). within the textual content, as learn by way of the bring in, it seemed that everybody used to be to profit from the Decree. however it is sure that the circumstances of program and exemption, in addition to the tactics governing the exiles’ reinstatement of their local towns, have been contained in a extra abundant rfile than the proclamation, most likely a diagramma. Plutarch in actual fact exhibits that there have been exceptions comparable to the Thebans (Mor. 221a); Diodorus additionally documents different types of exiles that, in 324, didn't enjoy the go back simply because that they had been proscribed by way of the generals (Antipater) after Alexander had crossed into Asia (18. fifty six. 4). 89 those few yet major exceptions proven the federal measures opposed to Thebes, Tegea, and Pellene. affirmation of those sentences created a perilous distinction within the destiny of the towns within the areas to which they belonged (Arcadia, Achaea, and Boeotia), and, in view of attainable resistance from the nearby leagues, a moment rescript used to be issued that Nicanor himself introduced into Greece (Hyp. five, col. 18). this would were a caution to the Achaean and Arcadian (and in all likelihood Boeotian90) leagues concerning debate approximately or army competition to its software (Worthington 1986: 115ff. ), or it may possibly were a degree ordering their dissolution (Bosworth 1988a: seventy seven; Whitehead 2000: 415). as a minimum it used to be a degree conceived to insure the safety of the go back of the exiles (kathodos), in addition to the place of work that have been entrusted to Antipater (D. S. 18. eight. 4). Arcadian Tegea appears to be like the “exception to the exception” in that it allowed the go back of exiles proscribed after 334; an inscription in Delphi, datable most likely to 324, is proof for this (Bencivenni 2003: no. four; Rhodes–Osborne, no. 101). This exception might be defined via the focus of adversarial mercenaries on within sight Cape Taenarum. ninety one This danger resulted in the reinstatement of so much exiles together with these lately condemned and who have been not able to wait public fairs (ll. 21–4),92 and people of longer date (for whom Alexander was once specially involved) together with most likely the Tegeans who have been proscribed in the course of the civil struggle that introduced the institution of the Arcadian koinon (Xen. Hell. 6. five. 10; D. S. 14. 34. three, five; McKechnie 1989: 26). the industrial problems of integrating exiles93 are proof that the royal decree compelled the combination of estranged teams and explains the choice to demonstrate the record at Delphi, a strategy frequently reserved for interstate treaties (Bencivenni 2003: 97). Athens, Samos, and Greek Freedom The Exiles’ Decree arose from the selection to accommodate other forms of situations (Cargill 1995: 41–2; Bosworth 1998: 76). For a few of these, Alexander was once lower than powerful strain at courtroom.